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Trudeau: We need a "new progressive trade agenda"

Justin Trudeau discussing the prospects of expanding trade at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in NYC. Photo: Screengrab from conference livestream

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau zeroed in on the importance of expanding global trade at Bloomberg's Global Business Forum on Wednesday:

"[T]rade leads to growth... and we made a deal with citizens that we would pursue pro-growth policies and that everyone would benefit... So we've seen growth, but it hasn't necessarily reached everyone... and that's where we fall into the politics of fear and envy... so now we need to make a turn into a new progressive trade agenda."