CETA [Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement]—our free trade agreement with the European Union—had just entered into force, thanks to the foresight of Pierre-Marc Johnson, former premier of Quebec. We had also just signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. And today, as you know, we are finalizing the ratification of the new NAFTA.
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Everyone here knows that trade is critical to our current and future prosperity, so I am here to talk about our plan to grow our economy, create jobs and level the playing the field so that every worker, producer, farmer, fisher, entrepreneur and investor¬—both women and men—can compete and win on the world stage.