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Canada approves North American trade deal

Canada on Friday formally approved the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), taking the last legislative step to implementation of the deal to replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The trade deal, ratified by the Mexican legislature last June and by Congress in January, was formally ratified by the Canadian Senate Friday, and shortly thereafter received royal assent, the Canadian governor general's approval.
The deal was passed through the legislature before Parliament shut down for five weeks in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that his family would self-isolate for 14 days, following the announcement that his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau had tested positive for coronavirus after a trip to the United Kingdom.
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