Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he wants Britain to stay in the European Union during a Reuters interview at his Parliamentary office in Ottawa. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Canada does not want Britain to leave the European Union, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Reuters on Thursday, and said there would be "nothing easy or automatic" about negotiating new trade deals between the two countries. The federal Liberal government, citing a wish not to meddle in the EU's internal affairs, has until now kept quiet on the question of how Britain should vote on June 23 in a referendum on the so-called Brexit question. "More unity is a path toward greater prosperity. We have a great relationship with a strong and united Europe and certainly hope that that continues," Trudeau said in an interview in his Parliamentary office in Ottawa.