Trade and tariffs have been defining issues in at least three Canadian elections (1891, 1911 and 1988) and played a role again in the most recent campaign. It wasn't always the case, but for the past 25 years, at least, Canada has come down on the side of free trade – and did so again in 2015.
We have concluded trade agreements with our largest trading partner, the United States, and with our next largest trading partner, the European Union. Indeed, when the comprehensive economic and trade agreement is ratified, Canada will be the sole Group of Seven country with privileged access to the world's leading trading blocs.
By courtesy of theglobeandmail