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TORONTO—As a narcissistic and vengeful bully, U.S. President Donald Trump has pursued a revision of the North American Free Trade Agreement based on false claims and the strongly protectionist goal of America First, accompanied by ugly personal attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and bullying threats of severe economic punishment if Canada doesn’t do what it is told. This is known as coercive diplomacy and is really a non-military form of warfare. Trump’s aggressive use of tariffs or

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Mexico’s betrayal won’t be forgotten

By David Crane      

The Mexican and U.S. governments barred Canada from the NAFTA negotiations, and are now threatening Canada with penalties if it doesn't sign up for the deal they negotiated.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, pictured during his visit to Ottawa for the 2016 'Three Amigos' summit, is now a lame-duck president, and last week completed talks with the U.S. Trump administration to try to rewrite parts of the NAFTA agreement without input from Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
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