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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (R) chats with German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel before their bilateral meeting in Montreal, Canada September 15, 2016. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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MONTREAL (Reuters) - Germany's economy minister said on Thursday he expects the country's Social Democrats to vote in favour of a free-trade agreement between Canada and the European Union at a party meeting on Sept. 19.

"We will get a majority vote," German Vice Chancellor and economic affairs minister Sigmar Gabriel told reporters in Montreal.

(Reporting by Allison Lampert in Montreal, additional reporting by Jeffrey Hodgson in Toronto, editing by G Crosse)

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