NewsAlert: EU parliament votes in favour of trade deal with Canada

BRUSSELS — The European Union parliament has voted in favour of a landmark trade deal with Canada.

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, known as CETA, is designed to unite the markets of 35 million Canadians with 500 million Europeans.

Ratification by the European Union parliament now paves the way for 90 per cent of the agreement to come into force once the Canadian Parliament follows suit in the coming months.

More to come.

The Associated Press