Terry Pedwell — The Canadian Press
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has the backing of a majority of Canadians as he launches the next phase of trade talks with the European Union, a new poll suggests.
And federal officials say the vast majority of provinces are on board, too, despite the objections of at least one premier, Newfoundland and Labrador's Danny Williams.
Harper will travel to the Czech Republic on Tuesday to participate in meetings with European leaders.
At the top of the agenda is the formal launch of negotiations toward what officials are calling an “economic partnership” akin to the North American Free Trade Agreement involving Canada, the United States and Mexico. Read more here.