Canada Trade Deal With The UK Has Been Announced & The UK PM Made A Maple Syrup Joke

A new Canadian trade deal with the U.K. has been announced and there was a maple syrup joke made about our country.

Justin Trudeau and Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade Mary Ng were joined by U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the U.K.'s Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss to make the announcement on November 21.

Trudeau said that "this is a good moment" and the new Canada — United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement makes sure there's a seamless post-Brexit trade transition.

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What it means is in the short term, British consumers will have access to greater quantities of maple syrup. Boris Johnson

This new agreement will continue to allow for no tariffs to be put on 98% of goods like cars, beef and salmon.

The U.K. prime minister also noted that what the deal means in the short term is that British people "will have access to greater quantities of maple syrup."

No talk of Canada would be complete without a joke about maple syrup!

"Free trade is an important part of the way that we're going to bounce back from COVID but I also think that Canada and the U.K. share a perspective about building back greener," Johnson said.

He also thanked Trudeau for the federal government's recent commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050.

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