NAFTA negotiations stand to get stuck between the rock and the hard place of conflicting presidential and prime ministerial stances on the attachment of a five-year sunset clause to the tripartite agreement, writes columnist Chantal Hébert.
The post-G7 climate in Canada is not conducive to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau giving even an inch, let alone a mile, to patch things up with the U.S. president, says columnist Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
A field of ruins. In the wake of this weekend’s Trumpian tweet storm, that’s what is mostly left of the fragile structure Justin Trudeau had painstakingly built to try to preserve Canada’s most important trade relationship.
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