The Parliament of Wallonia, a French-speaking area in Belgium, voted to prevent the country from signing onto the CETA deal. This in effect scuttled an upcoming CETA conference and may scuttle the entire deal. The Canadian trade minister walked out of the talks this week. The CETA deal was met with widespread opposition from the labour movement in Europe. In Canada, the NDP gave tacit support for CETA and the labour movement, while in opposition, was unable to organize any effective resistance to the trade deal. The setback and possible defeat of CETA is a major victory for workers on both sides of the Atlantic.