Top members of Canada's negotiating team are making an abrupt return to the NAFTA table in Washington where they're already facing stiff pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to join a bilateral trade deal his administration struck Monday with Mexico.
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard is talking tough on the question of supply management now that the focus switches to Canada after a new trade deal has been reached between the United States and Mexico.
Donald Trump said on Monday, August 27, 2018, that the United States and Mexico have reached a bilateral trade "understanding" that could lead to an overhaul — or perhaps the termination — of the three-country North American Free Trade Agreement.
John McCain, an avowed free-trader and longtime supporter of expanding the North American Free Trade Agreement, was remembered by Canadian politicians as a friend to Canada who reached across political boundaries to do what he felt was right.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says she's "very encouraged" by signals from Washington that the United States and Mexico are close to figuring out their bilateral issues within the three-country North American Free Trade Agreement.
With threats of devastating U.S. tariffs hanging over the auto sector, Canada's economic development minister says Ottawa is considering every possible way it could respond if the Trump administration follows through on its warning.
The federal government extended an olive branch of sorts to Donald Trump's tough-on-trade White House on Tuesday as it began exploring how best to address industry concerns that U.S. tariffs are turning a trickle of foreign steel imports into a torrent.