It is in the interest of both U.K. and Canadian businesses that our two countries return to the negotiating table. Businesses on both sides of the Atlantic need certainty, reliability and predictability.

When the free trade talks were launched in March 2022, we said it was imperative that Canada strengthen relations with reliable partners and longstanding allies such as the U.K. amid increased global volatility and a shifting geopolitical environment. This is even more true today.