Liberals Abandon "Progressive Trade Agenda"?
NDP asks why this term has been removed from Trade Minister's mandate
September 21st, 2018 - 12:14pm
In a joint letter to the Hon. Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, NDP critics ask why his new mandate letter makes no reference to the Liberals' so-called "progressive trade agenda."
Previous mandate letters focused on the Liberals' commitment to progressive trade values. However, Minister Carr's mandate letter - which can be found here - omits all such references.
Advocates of inclusive and sustainable trade are concerned that this omission reflects a shift in Liberal priorities toward a more traditional, regressive approach to international trade and investment.