Consulting Canadians on a potential free trade agreement between Canada and China
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Public consultations regarding a potential free trade agreement between Canada and China
The information requested is required by the Department for the purpose of identifying the views and interests of stakeholders on a potential FTA with China, which will help to inform the Government of Canada's decision on next steps on expanding trade and investment with China.
The information is collected under the authority of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act, Sections 10(2)(d) and 10(2)(e)
Provision of the information requested in this document is voluntary and you may, without prejudice, decline to respond. Should you decide to complete the form, it is important to know that the submission of your information constitutes your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of the information provided herein, subject to certain exemptions and exceptions as per the Privacy Act. Your personal information may be shared with Other Government Departments that are working with Global Affairs Canada for the purpose of ensuring a common Government of Canada approach in a potential FTA between Canada and China.
Your personal information will not be used for any secondary purpose without first obtaining your explicit consent.
The personal information collected will be retained for ten years and disposed of by 2026.
Personal information will be protected under the provisions of the Privacy Act and is described in Treasury Board Secretariat's Standard Personal Information Bank Outreach Activities (PSU 938)
Individuals have the right to file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada regarding the institution's handling of their personal information.
By providing your personal information, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this statement and consent to the Department's collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. Please be advised that any information received as a result of this consultation will be considered as public information, unless explicitly stated otherwise.
Personal information must not be included in any free-text fields. When completing these fields, you are encouraged to make fact-based statements that do not include your personal information, including your views and personal opinions of another individual. Your views and opinions of another person are considered their personal information under the Privacy Act. For your information, personal information is defined as any information about an identifiable individual. For additional details on the definition of personal information, please refer to Section 3 of the Privacy Act.