Union head Jerry Dias says labour negotiator Pierre Bouchard is 'like a pitbull terrier with an abscessed tooth.' Here's a look at him and others overseeing key files in the talks for Canada.
Canada's chief NAFTA negotiator Steve Verheul is backed by a strong team of bureaucrats heading contentious files. Mr. Verheul, left, pictured with parliamentary secretary to the foreign affairs minister for Canada-U.S. relations Andrew Leslie, appeared before the House of Commons Trade Committee Dec. 4 with a NAFTA update. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
As Canada rejects what its chief NAFTA negotiator calls “entirely unworkable” U.S. proposals, a deep bench is working around the clock to keep the tripartite agreement alive.
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The PMO declined to provide a specific breakdown of self-identified Black staffers among cabinet offices when asked, but says it plans to circulate further voluntary surveys to better understand its staff ‘later this sum