House endorses CETA; opposition decries lack of information

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MHAs voted to endorse the Canada-Europe free trade deal, known as CETA, Wednesday afternoon, even as opposition politicians complained that they didn't have enough information about it.

Tory MHA Glen Little put forward a motion praising his own party for the work done of the CETA deal, and the “tremendous importance” of the trade agreement.

But earlier in the afternoon, Liberal interim leader Eddie Joyce complained that the government hasn't tabled the text of the agreement, or any details on the negotiations.

“How can you expect us to debate this motion when you have yet to release any information, which you committed to personally?” Joyce asked.

Dunderdale has promised to table correspondence between Ottawa and the province relating to the CETA deal. She said it would be done before the end of the fall sitting of the House, but that wasn't necessary for Wednesday's debate.

Independent MHAs Dale Kirby and Christopher Mitchelmore voted with the Tories in favour of the CETA deal. Both the Liberals and the NDP voted against the motion.

Organizations: NDP

Geographic location: Ottawa

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