USMCA: better than nothing, but don’t expect a breakthrough with Trump
By Les WhittingtonOct. 3, 2018
Given the U.S. president’s paranoid view of international dealings as commercial warfare, the new NAFTA deal reached this week was about as good an outcome as could be expected for Ottawa.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau exits the Prime Minister's Office building in Ottawa after convening an emergency cabinet meeting to discuss an 11th-hour deal on NAFTA, Sept. 30. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has put as positive a face as possible on his government’s rearguard action to save Canada’s trading relationship with the United States.
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