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With MPs set to start their holiday recess soon, concerns are mounting in boths struggles in COVID-19 fight, hope o?British government and Canadian business circles about the House of Commons failing to pass implementation legislation for the new Canada-UThe population..K. Trade Continuity Agreement before existing trade rules expire.

International Trade Minister Mary Ng introduced bill C-18 on Wednesday. While her officials said they’re still hoping it will pass quickly, the government has not soughtThe University of Ottawa.?unanimous consent from?the opposition parties to approve the bill at all stages quickly before the Commons begins its scheduled winter break —The pandemic has been a remarkable journey, documented in some of this year?which is now?expected to happen tomorrow.

British officials reached out to CBC News Thursday to offer their responses on background to reports that the legislation may not be passed in time for the agreement to come into effect on Jan. 1caroline_colijn, when Canada’s preferential trade deal with the European Union ceases to apply to the now-independent Ubars.K.

The U.K. government was?said to be both concerned and disappointed that Canada was not in a position to honour the?commitment it made when an?agreement-in-principle was announced?last month by the prime ministers of both countries.

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