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09/30/2014 - 16:20
Protecting the health and safety of Canadians is our government's highest priority. Our expectation is that Health Canada uses the appropriate powers and tools at its disposal to help ensure that the drugs Canadians need meet the highest safety and quality standards.
09/30/2014 - 15:19
HALIFAX, NS - Media are invited to join the Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for New Brunswick and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), in attending a commemoration ceremony for the Afghanistan Memorial Vigil (AMV) at the Fredericton Convention Centre on October 1st at 10:00 a.m.
09/30/2014 - 14:22
September 30, 2014 Ottawa ­–With the important summer tourism season just passed, Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today announced that 2014 is a record year for visas issued in the world's key markets for legitimate travel and trade.
09/30/2014 - 13:55
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Canada and to the 2014 International Astronautical Congress. You have travelled from around the world to this great city of Toronto to dialogue about the world's collective pursuits in space. Now, you know Canada is a place where the global recession hit us very hard, but we recovered earlier than most countries in the rest of the world. And we emerged from the recession with a steady, strong economy that is among the leaders in the G7.

Strahl welcomes new trade talks

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Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon spoke in favour of the new business opportunities and jobs available to Canadians through participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

"Mr. Speaker, our government understands that opening new markets and creating new business opportunities leads to jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for all Canadians. That is why we are committed to deepening Canada's trading relationships with the dynamic and fast-growing economies of the Asia-Pacific," said Strahl in the House of Commons.

The TPP is a free trade agreement currently under negotiation by nine countries: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam.

The current membership represents a market of 510 million people and a GDP of $17.6 trillion. With the addition of Canada and Mexico, the market will comprise 658 million people and a GDP of $20.5 trillion. Canada will proceed to enter the talks at the earliest opportunity.

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture applauded the news Canada would be joining the trade negotiations, saying, "The TPP represents significant market opportunities for Canadian farmers and a strong boost to the Canadian economy". 

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