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5 Reasons Belgium's Walloons Blocked Free Trade With Canada
OTTAWA — The 3.5-million French-speaking Walloons of Belgium are standing in the way of the seven years of negotiations that led to the wide-ranging free trade deal between the 35 million people of Canada and the 500 million living in the European Union. The Wallonia region has an effective veto over the deal because Belgium's constitution gives them that power over the country's national government.
Here are five things at the heart of Wallonia's discontent over the deal, known as CETA: