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Updated: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:24:38 GMT | By The Canadian Press, cbc.ca

Canada-EU trade deal posted online on German website



Canada's Trade Minister Ed Fast said last week the deal would be unveiled next month in Ottawa. Chris Wattie/Reuters

Canada's Trade Minister Ed Fast said last week the deal would be unveiled next month in Ottawa. Chris Wattie/Reuters

A German television show has posted online a document it claims is the full text of the Canada-EU trade deal, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.

The 521-page document dated Aug. 5 was posted online Wednesday by the show Tagesschau.

The Harper government said earlier this month that negotiators had concluded a text of the free-trade deal with the European Union.

The final wording followed months of negotiation and disagreements over a wide range of issues that included investor protection from lawsuits as well as dairy quotas.

Trade Minister Ed Fast said last week that he was looking forward to a Canada-EU Summit in Ottawa next month, where the deal will be the centrepiece.

Fast said the agreement will "create jobs and economic opportunities for hard-working Canadians in every region of the country

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