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Thomas Mulcair

Harper, Mulcair spar over trade deal with China

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OTTAWA  - The NDP to-do list if it forms government grew Wednesday with a promise to scrap an agreement with China that Prime Minister Stephen Harper says would create jobs and protect billions in investments. NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and Harper traded barbs during a spat in the House of Commons that highlighted the ideological differences between New Democrats and Conservatives when it comes to economic growth and trade. Mulcair used the September signing of the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) to accuse Harper of selling out Canada by signing a deal he says was negotiated in secret. "Let me be very clear. The Conservatives will not tie the hands of the NDP. We will revoke this agreement if it is not in the best interests of Canadians," Mulcair said. "Why will the Prime Minister not . llow the study of this deal? What does he have to hide?



By Mark Dunn, Senior National Reporter 

Posted: October 31, 2012

Read more: http://www.torontosun.com/2012/10/31/harper-mulcair-spar-over-trade-deal-with-china


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