The opposition parties in the House of Commons did not have any kind words for the new trade deal. But it is hard for leaders of the opposition to come hard at a government when so many of their own allies insist on providing the prime minister with political cover on his handling of the biggest file on his desk.
It's unlikely that any of them really expected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured with Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, to choose the integrity of the supply management system over the continuance of a trilateral trade arrangement between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, writes Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
If Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are defeated in next fall’s federal election, it will almost certainly not be on account of their management of the NAFTA file.
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But a Conservative source is decrying public criticism of Andrew Scheer's leadership, saying it will only create the kind of schisms that will set the party back and that former leader Stephen Harper worked to avoid.