Despite all that, the trade agreement can't be concluded without the consent of the European Parliament. Here, trade agreements are concluded without the consent of the Parliament of Canada. I assume that the European Parliament at least asks for more information before an agreement is concluded. Here, a bill is introduced in Parliament so that we can ratify an agreement that's already been concluded. There is a world of difference between those two approaches.
I believe that certain exemptions have already been prescribed with regard to government procurement, as exemplified in the free-trade agreement concluded between the European Union and Korea. So, I think that the departments are not governed by the principles behind the trade agreement.
Is the agreement between Canada and the European Union headed in the same direction? Will the agreement contain the exemptions included in agreements the European Union has concluded with other countries?