Bill

C-100: An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States.

Second Reading.

Vote

Yea.

rationale

On November 30, 2018, Canada, the United States, and Mexico signed an agreement to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement. This new agreement will reinforce the strong economic ties between the three countries and support well-paying middle-class jobs for Canadians. 

CUSMA will maintain the tariff-free market access from NAFTA and includes updates and new chapters to address modern-day trade challenges and opportunities. Since negotiations began in August 2017, Canada engaged constructively and pragmatically with our NAFTA partners to achieve a good deal for Canadians. The agreement provides key outcomes for Canadian businesses, workers and communities in areas such as labour, environment, automotive trade, dispute resolution, culture, energy, and agriculture and agrifood. Importantly, CUSMA also includes language on gender and Indigenous peoples’ rights.

Result

Passed.