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Trudeau Sees ‘Clear Path Forward’ to Making a Deal on NAFTA

Posted February 12, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Josh Wingrove – Bloomberg)

Justin Trudeau’s latest mission to bolster NAFTA ended on an upbeat note, as the Canadian leader said there’s still a “clear path” to a deal while pushing back against U.S. President Donald Trump.

Trudeau capped a U.S. swing Saturday in Los Angeles after stops in Chicago and San Francisco. During the trip he rejected the belief that trade deals see one country “win” over another – a veiled rebuke of Trump’s more transactional view of trade.

Trudeau’s government has been attempting to win support from U.S. lawmakers and businesses to keep Trump from pulling out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, as he’s repeatedly threatened to do. Canadian efforts also come amid signs U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is growing more frustrated with the country. Click here to read more.