FILE PHOTO: Bill Morneau, Canada’s Minister of Finance speaks to the media during the First Ministers’ Meeting in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
January 16, 2019
SHERBROOKE, Quebec (Reuters) – The uncertainty over whether the United Kingdom will leave the European Union is not a direct problem for Canada but will hit the global economy, Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau said on Wednesday.
Morneau, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a cabinet retreat, sidestepped questions about whether Canada would seek to negotiate a free trade treaty with Britain if it left the 28-nation EU.
(Reporting by David Ljunggren, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien)