Canadian Politician Backs CANZUK Free Trade Deal

A senior Canadian member of parliament and candidate for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, Michael Chong MP, has publicly declared his support for establishing free trade between Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK after Brexit.

Michael Chong has urged CANZUK free trade once Brexit negotiations are concluded  (photo: Sean Kilpatrick / The Canadian Press)

   Written by James Skinner

Interviewing with A Strong Canada, Chong was asked how he would ensure Canadian interests are protected in negotiating free trade deals once the United Kingdom officially withdraws from the European Union in 2019.

Chong responded: “I think its a good idea to explore a new trade deal with Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, particularly in light of the Brexit vote”.

His comments come after numerous MPs previously declared their support for CANZUK free trade and free movement, with Erin O’Toole adopting a CANZUK initiative as part of his campaign platform, with Andrew Scheer and Chris Alexander also advocating greater ties between the countries.

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