National Assembly: Justin Trudeau’s plea in front of MPs


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday praised MPs and the French government for a “progressive approach” to changes related to globalization and the climate, while “populism is spreading in too many countries”. In a packed hemicycle, which has reserved several standing ovations for him, this “descendant of a French carpenter from La Rochelle” (West) has sung the “friend of forever, France”, while “the great liberal democracies wear the Responsibility to articulate a clear and convincing vision of the future “in the face of” challenges “. “French friends, Canadians are reaching out to you. Let us have the audacity to build together a more progressive, more diverse, greener, more inclusive, more open, more democratic world, “he exclaimed towards the end of his address.
Justin Trudeau was the first Canadian head of government to engage in this exercise, to which only about 20 foreign officials have been invited since the beginning of the Fifth Republic in 1958. Noting that “in too many countries, populism is spreading, democracy is eroding, “that” millions of people take the road, risking their lives, seeking a better future, “not to mention” a changing climate, “he said that” we are forced to admit that change is not always synonymous with progress. An approved message on many benches.
Fight against climate change
In “a pivotal moment” where “the la France is called to reflect its role within the European construction and, consequently, the world order “, and where the Canada Also think about his place, Justin Trudeau defended his “positive and resolutely progressive approach” on trade, immigration or the environment. “If there is one thing that France and Canada are aware of, it is essential that the fight against climate change be conducted on a global scale, since the consequences of global warming are borderless”, has he also slipped into a Implicit hint to Donald Trump. The words of the Canadian leader on gender equality, “horizontal theme of the G7 Summit that Canada will preside over in Quebec”, and on a National Assembly who “approach parity” were widely praised by the presidential majority.
The Canadian Prime Minister also vigorously defended the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Canada (Ceta) in front of the deputies, who still have to ratify it and contest it for a part of them. “Let’s ask ourselves the question: if France can not ratify a free trade agreement with Canada, with which country do you think you can do it? “Prime Minister, strongly applauded by the majority, but not at all on the benches LR or from the left. MEPs are expected to vote in the autumn on the Ceta, which applies provisionally since September 21 in its almost all, but creates heated controversy in France.
Increased trade
Taking the opposite of these criticisms, Justin Trudeau assured that Ceta “sets an example on the protection of human rights, on the environment and on the mobility of citizens”. “It preserves the right of states to legislate and regulate in the public interest, to implement policies to support their cultural industries, and to protect labor standards,” he said. muffled protests by insubordinate deputies, including Jean-Luc Mélenchon , doing “no” finger.
In 2017, “with just four months of CETA momentum, imports into Canada from France increased by 4%. In the agriculture and agri-food sectors, there is an 8% increase over the previous year. Canadian investment in France, meanwhile, grew by 23% last year, “he said. “For Décathlon, this agreement means opening a very first branch in Canada this weekend … For Pipolaki, a company in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, reducing tariffs will increase its competitiveness, so that more Canadians will wear their famous hats. For the Roy René Confectionery, located in Aix-en-Provence, Ceta will increase sales at home, “he illustrated. For the Canadian Prime Minister, “all these examples illustrate the same reality: trade, when properly supervised, benefits the greatest number”.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.