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2016-11-21 12:53 House intervention / intervention en chambre

European Union, Government bills, Second reading, Trade agreements,

Accords commerciaux, Deuxième lecture, Union européenne

Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate my colleague, who was a minister for a long time and is well aware of these issues. As he knows, NAFTA has been updated numerous times since it was brought in 20 years ago. There have been something like 11 updates. Therefore, I do not think it is unfair for the Prime Minister to say that we are willing to hear what the issues are and discuss them. There is nothing wrong with that.

Another point I have is this. The member referred to the beaver as currency. As an aside, we have traded the pelts, but everybody hid the fact that beaver is really good meat.

With respect to CETA, every country in Europe has agreed on this. It is extraordinarily difficult to get Europe to agree on anything across every country. I wonder if the member can speak to the importance of that and what it really means for this agreement.

Monsieur le Président, je tiens à féliciter mon collègue, qui a été ministre pendant longtemps et qui connaît bien les dossiers comme celui-ci. Comme il le sait, l'ALENA a été actualisé à maintes reprises depuis son adoption, il y a 20 ans. Il a dû y avoir 11 mises à jour. Par conséquent, je crois que le premier ministre n’a pas tort de dire que nous sommes prêts à prendre connaissance des réserves et à en discuter. Il n'y a rien de mal à cela.

Je veux également ajouter ceci. Le député a parlé du castor utilisé comme monnaie d’échange. Or, nous avons vendu les peaux, mais sans dire que la viande du castor est très savoureuse.

En ce qui concerne l'AECG, tous les pays d'Europe l’ont accepté. Il est extraordinairement difficile de convaincre l'ensemble des pays d'Europe de se mettre d’accord sur quoi que ce soit. Je me demande si le député peut parler de l'importance de ce fait et de ce que cela signifie vraiment pour l'Accord.

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