Easygoing manner belies his own ambitious rise in business and international-trade law.
The “disaster mitigation and adaptation fund” was set up two years ago to dole out $2 billion over a decade.
Idea is to promote the interests of those who have been ignored in the past.
Senior Trump administration officials have said recently they’re looking at ways to possibly rejoin the pact.
Champagne says negotiations with Argentina, Brazil, Uraguay and could begin in earnest in the next 10 days.
Global Affairs Canada analysis predicts lower US imports into Canada.
Review of the now cancelled deal ordered after it was revealed they would be used for “internal security operations.”
Cabinet has ordered a further investigation of the deal under the Investment Canada Act.
Review follows comments from a Philippine military official that the aircraft would be used for internal security operations.
But US peeved about Canada’s recent sweeping WTO complaint, progressive focus.
Will work towards resolving conflicts between local communities and Canadian companies.
Government looking at potentially pursuing a separate deal with Japan