True to his name, the new International Trade Minister, Ed Fast, was quick out of the starting blocks following his elevation from the backbenches to the front line of the Harper cabinet.
In a credible debut at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, he elaborated on the directions that the government would be following on trade matters. This was a timely and well crafted presentation, before Parliament had even reconvened, designed to show that the Harper government is dedicated to pursuing a focused trade policy.