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2016-11-22 15:26 House intervention / intervention en chambre

European Union, Government bills, Negotiations and negotiators, North American Free Trade Agreement, Second reading, Trade agreements,

Accords commerciaux, Deuxième lecture, Négociations et négociateurs, Union européenne,

Mr. Speaker, when the member refers to the reopening of NAFTA, NAFTA has already been modified something like 11 times. There is nothing wrong with this, bringing it up to date is part of the process.

There is also a chapter of NAFTA called 22, which allows the outright withdrawal of a country. If a country wants to have a discussion, it is probably a good idea to actually sit down and hear what they have to say. There is nothing wrong with that.

The really interesting thing about CETA to me is that we brought 28 countries together, we brought Liberals and Conservatives together, and we brought 10 provinces together. These are countries and provinces that are the far left, the far right, or the middle. They are from all walks of life, all spectrums.

I wonder if the member could address how difficult it is to bring that many people together on one single issue like this?

Monsieur le Président, le député parle de la réouverture de l’ALENA, mais l’accord a déjà été modifié à peu près 11 fois. Il n’y a rien de mal là-dedans; la mise à jour de l’accord fait partie du processus.

Il y a un chapitre de l’ALENA, appelé le chapitre 22, qui permet à un pays de s’en retirer purement et simplement. Si un pays veut discuter, c’est probablement une bonne idée de prendre le temps d’écouter ce qu’il a à dire. Il n’y a rien de mal à cela.

Ce que je trouve vraiment intéressant avec l’AECG, c’est que nous avons réuni 28 pays, nous avons réuni les libéraux et les conservateurs et nous avons réuni 10 provinces. Certains pays et certaines provinces sont très à gauche, très à droite ou au centre. Tous les horizons, toutes les couches de la société y sont représentés.

Le député ne pourrait-il pas songer à la difficulté que cela représente d’amener tant de gens à s’entendre sur un sujet comme celui-ci?

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Posted at 15:26 on November 22, 2016

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