Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for the excellent question and for the excellent work he does on the trade committee.
This trade agreement, the largest in Canadian history, will have a significant impact on our economy. In fact, we expect that over 80,000 jobs will be created as a result of this free trade agreement.
It means that Canada would be one of only a few countries in the world that would have free market access to both the United States and the European Union. That is over 800 million consumers that Canadians businesses would have access to on a free market basis.
We can imagine the number of jobs and the number of opportunities that would be created as a result of this ground-breaking free trade agreement. It brings over 20 countries from the European Union into a free trade agreement with Canada, and we look forward to signing that agreement and having it put in place.