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Liberal voice missing from Freeland’s NAFTA advisory council

By Sheila Copps      

With two high-profile Tories and a New Democrat on the 13-member group, ordinary Liberals will be miffed to have missed their opportunity to influence the council.

Conservatives Rona Ambrose and James Moore, AFN national chief Perry Bellegarde, and NDPer Brian Topp are four of the 13 members of the minister's new NAFTA council. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
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OTTAWA—Hopefully NAFTA’s ark won’t spring a leak. The ship of state that will be guiding the country through the treacherous Trumpian waters of North American free trade is anything if not inclusive. The 13-member advisory council announced last week by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland crosses party lines, regional divisions and market divides. From Quebec farmers to the labour movement, from auto parts makers to aboriginal leaders, the NAFTA advisory council is broadly representative of the sectors that

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