The opposition still virulent against the free trade treaty between the european Union and Canada complicates its adoption. The national Assembly has postponed Tuesday the vote that was to take place this Wednesday on the Aacc. A decision was made to avoid a vote later in the evening, says it on the side of the majority, while the opposition stigmatizes a fear of not obtaining the validation of the treaty.
many political parties, The Republicans, the socialist Party, the national Rally and France insubordinate, or environmentalists, are opposed to its ratification. And it raises reluctance even in the majority LREM-MoDem, where abstentions are likely.
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The controversial bill, which relates to 510 million people and 35 million Canadians, must still be ratified by half of the member States of the EU. He plans to remove tariffs on 98 % of products traded between the two areas.
the associations for The defence of the environment and agricultural lobbies honnissent the Aacc. They accused him to be contrary to the commitments of Canada and the EU on the environment. They accused him of endangering the power of the French with the arrival of cattle fed with animal meal and destabilize the agricultural sector.
However, this agreement is "important" in the face of "climate concern" tensions, global trade, argues the minister of foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian. Two years after its implementation temporarily, it advocates "a balance sheet already very positive", with an increase of the exports to Canada of 6.6% between 2017 and 2018.Updated Date: 18 July 2019, 00:00