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Mulroney to Attend Liberal Cabinet Meeting to Advise on NAFTA

Posted April 05, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(CTV News)

Former Progressive Conservative prime minister Brian Mulroney will have a seat at the table at an upcoming Liberal cabinet meeting to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement, the pivotal deal he helped negotiate more than 20 years ago that now faces an uncertain future.

CTV News has learned that Mulroney accepted an invitation to meet with the Canada-U.S. cabinet committee for the important meeting Thursday morning.

The discussion is expected to centre around the future of NAFTA – a trade agreement that U.S. President Donald Trump intends to renegotiate.

Sources say Mulroney, a personal friend of Trump and neighbour in Florida, will not have a formal role in negotiations with the U.S., but will instead be consulted by Canadian officials as an elder statesman. Click here to read more.

Related: Trump’s NAFTA Tweaks Means Canada Needs to Carefully Plan a Negotiation Strategy (Financial Post)