Minister Leitch highlights support for Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement

Minister Leitch highlights support for Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement

Collingwood, ON – March 15, 2014 – Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, P.C., O.Ont., M.P., Member of Parliament for Simcoe-Grey and Canada’s Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, applauded Prime Minister Stephen Harper for announcing that Canada and South Korea have concluded negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement that will boost trade and investment between the two countries.

“This agreement will create jobs and opportunities for Canadians in every region of the country, including right here in Simcoe-Grey,” said Minister Leitch. “The Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement will benefit a wide range of sectors, including industrial goods, agricultural and agri-food products, and wood and forestry products.”

The Agreement has the support of Canadian businesses and the associations, including the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses.

“Our Government will only sign an agreement that’s in the best interest of Canadians,” added Minister Leitch. “This trade deal will provide new access to a large and growing market of 50 million people and will mean lower prices and greater choices for Canadian consumers on many items such as appliances, apparel, and consumer electronics.”

For more information on the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement and how it will benefit Canadians, please visit http://www.international.gc.ca/korea/

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