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Trudeau to Face Skeptical Midwest Students on First Leg of U.S. Trade Trip

Posted February 07, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Jordan Press – Canadian Press)

Justin Trudeau’s ongoing effort to breathe new life into Canada’s free trade ties with the United States will force him to make the case to a group of skeptical Chicago students.

The topic of free trade and the negotiation of a renewed North American free trade pact will be hard to avoid Wednesday when the prime minister takes the stage at the University of Chicago.

Free trade is a delicate issue in the U.S. Midwest, where there is a feeling that the North American Free Trade Agreement has cost American industrial jobs – a favourite talking point of President Donald Trump, one of NAFTA’s most strenuous critics. Click here to read more.

Related: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Speak at U. of C.’s Institute of Politics (Chicago Tribune)