With every free trade agreement, comes promises of shiny, new jobs and economic prosperity.
CETA, the Canada European-Union Comprehensive Economic Trade agreement is no different.
Ed Fast, International trade minister has repeatedly promised 80,000 jobs created by CETA. A Google search shows that this is one of the government’s main CETA talking points. According to Blacklock’s Reporter, “The Prime Minister’s Office in 2013 first cited the jobs claim after signing the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement.”