10/18/2013 05:39 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST

CETA Free Trade Deal: Alison Redford Hails Pact As Breakthrough For Economy


FORT SASKATCHEWAN, Alta. - Alberta Premier Alison Redford is hailing a trade deal between the European Union and Canada as a breakthrough for the country's economy.

Redford says Alberta negotiators have been at the table throughout the discussions.

The premier, who was speaking in Fort Saskatchewan, northeast of Edmonton, says Alberta has been committed to ensuring the deal opens markets for dairy, beef, pork and wheat.

But Redford says they haven't seen all the details yet.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the agreement-in-principle with the European Commission president in Brussels on Friday.

The text of the so-called CETA pact remains a private document that still requires “drafting and fine tuning."

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