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What Canadian Business Hopes to Get From NAFTA Talks

(Jackie Ruryk – CBC News)

Canadian businesses are hoping U.S. negotiators will be receptive to maintaining, if not improving, the current flow of goods and workers across the border as the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement is renegotiated.

Economist Trevor Tombe of the University of Calgary says ensuring the flow of skilled workers is a “pretty realistic prospect” in the NAFTA talks and is important to the economies of both the U.S. and Canada.

“We have a very deeply connected supply chain, and that means that employees flowing from one facility on one side of the border to another is very important to make sure that things run smoothly,” he told CBC News. Click here to read more.