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Canada formally presents legislation to ratify new North American trade pact

OTTAWA, May 29 (Reuters) - The Canadian government formally presented draft legislation to ratify the new North American Trade deal to parliament on Wednesday, less than 24 hours ahead of a visit by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presented the bill to the House of Commons, confirming a Reuters story from Tuesday that said the legislation would officially be offered up to parliament on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Kelsey Johnson; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)