Liberal fortunes on the hook if Trump follows through on tough talk to scrap former NAFTA deal
By Les WhittingtonDec. 5, 2018
If USMCA is approved by Congress, Donald Trump claims he fixed a bad trade deal. If not, he blames the Democrats for the damage to the industrial and agricultural sectors.
U.S President Donald Trump, pictured after a USMCA signing ceremony with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Nov. 30 in Argentina, says he will force Democrats to approve the new deal by ditching NAFTA. White House photo by Shealah Craighead
OTTAWA—It’s pretty clear that Donald Trump doesn’t like rubbing shoulders with other world leaders, many of whom probably don’t go out of their way to hide their distaste for the U.S. president.
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‘Imagine losing your job, getting fired, but you’re fired by basically your entire riding and your whole life has been serving these people, and there’s just a lot wrapped up in it:’ Tory House leader Candice Bergen.
Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott say they have no endgame, but some observers say they risk their reputations by continuing to find points of disagreement with Justin Trudeau, the government, and the Liberal Party.