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Politicos, negotiators, and behind-the-scene players: key faces of NAFTA

By Samantha Wright Allen      

From ministers to negotiators to the behind-the-scenes civil servants, it's all hands on deck for the renegotiation of NAFTA, which heads to Montreal Jan. 23 to 28 for the sixth round.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland is arguably Canada's face when it comes to NAFTA, but there are many spearheading Canada's outreach offensive south of the border or taking the lead behind the scenes. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The politicians Robert Lighthizer [caption id="attachment_131075" align="alignright" width="254"] Robert Lighthizer. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade.[/caption] As U.S. Trade Representative, Mr. Lighthizer is tasked with bringing President Donald Trump’s tough talk and America First agenda to the table. Since the rounds of negotiation began in August, he’s been balancing mixed signals from his boss, who spoke of mere “tweaks” to the pact but has since hardened that stance, threatening to pull the plug. Mr. Lighthizer long espoused

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