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Canada-EU trade deal posted online on German website

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.

Document followed months of negotiations

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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