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Trump Says Canada is Being “very difficult” in NAFTA Talks, Suggests Terminating

Posted August 29, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(Maija Kappler & Kevin Bissett – Canadian Press)

U.S. President Donald Trump again suggested the North American Free Trade Agreement be terminated, tweeting Sunday that both Canada and Mexico are being “very difficult,” but observers and political leaders didn’t appear to take the threat too seriously.

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard brushed aside Trump’s comment.

“I think what we have to recognize is that the negotiations are going forward. You will not hear me react to his daily tweets or statements. I don’t think that would be very productive,” Couillard said as he arrived in Charlottetown for the annual meeting of New England governors and eastern premiers.

Couillard says the American governors he’s meeting with are eager to modernize and improve NAFTA. Click here to read more.

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Trump Ally Reassures Canadians: ‘He really truly believes in having free trade’ (CP)

Could Trump Really Pull the U.S. Out of NAFTA? (Globe & Mail)

Mexico Prepares NAFTA Plan B as Trump Renews U.S. Withdrawal Threats (Reuters)