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Canada Creates NAFTA Environment Advisory Council

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

04 September 2017


The Canadian Government has announced the creation of a new council that will provide advice on the environment during the NAFTA re-negotiation talks.

The 10-member NAFTA Advisory Council on the Environment has been set up because the Canadian Government is seeking to strengthen the environmental protections in the agreement. Members of the Council include former Quebec and British Columbia premiers, a former Saskatchewan cabinet minister, and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatmi president.

When NAFTA entered into force in 1994, it was the first free trade agreement to link the environment and trade, through a chapter on environmental cooperation between Canada, the US, and Mexico.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said: "Canadians understand that the economy and the environment go hand in hand. Clean air and clean water know no boundaries, and they are top priorities for Canadians, Americans, and Mexicans. Modernizing NAFTA to strengthen environmental protections will make us more competitive, not less."

"The leaders on Canada's NAFTA Advisory Council on the Environment will advise our government on how to protect the environment, grow our economy, and promote Canadian interests."

TAGS: environment | free trade agreement (FTA) | export duty | trade treaty | Mexico | agreements | Canada | United States | import duty | trade

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