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NAFTA Will be Kept, Republican Politicians Assure Trudeau

Posted July 17, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Alexander Panetta – Canadian Press)

The Canadian government has gotten what it wanted during U.S. meetings this week: clear, public assurances from powerful Republican politicians that the North American Free Trade Agreement will be preserved.

Those soothing messages came just days before the U.S. government is set to release its positions for NAFTA negotiations, which are scheduled to begin next month under the shadow of intermittent threats by President Donald Trump to rip up the three-country deal.

Those reassurances didn’t just come from the state governors gathered in Rhode Island for their summer meetings. They also came from Vice-President Mike Pence, who promised a collaborative approach.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in the room — he applauded the remarks. Click here to read more.