Under the strong, stable leadership of Stephen Harper, the Conservatives have pursued the most ambitious trade agenda in Canadian history.
That hard work continues to pay off – today, Canada reached a free trade agreement with South Korea that will create thousands of jobs for Canadians.
South Korea is the fourth-largest economy in Asia with an annual GDP of $1.1 trillion and a population of 50 million people.
This deal will increase Canadian exports to South Korea by an estimated 32 per cent and boost Canada’s economy by an estimated $1.7 billion annually. It will also give Canadian consumers more choice and lower prices.
Trade deals like this are critical to Canada’s long-term prosperity in the global economy – and only Canada’s Conservatives can be counted on to manage our economy.