Canada’s Aggressive Free Trade Agenda

September 23, 2010

Minister Van Loan tabled legislation to implement the Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement in the House of Commons and highlight Canada’s commitment to opening new markets through an aggressive free trade agenda.

According to the 2010 edition of the Economic Freedom of the World Index, Canada maintained its position as one of the leading nations in opening new markets. In less than four years, Canada concluded new free trade agreements with Peru, Colombia, Jordan and Panama and with the European Free Trade Association.

Minister of International Trade Peter Van Loan addresses the Fraser Institute at the launch of the 2010 edition of the Economic Freedom of the World Index. The report confirms that Canada is one of the world’s most economically free nations.

Minister of International Trade Peter Van Loan, left, and Fred McMahon, Vice President and Director of the Centre for Globalization Studies of the Fraser Institute, respond to questions from the audience.

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