Initial analysis on the final text of the new North American trade pact Canada signed on Friday is pointing to two changes -- one potentially helpful for the auto sector, the other potentially problematic for labour rights.
After more than a year of leading intense trade negotiations with the United States and Mexico, the first thing Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland did when the new agreement was reached was lay on the floor of the prime minister's office.
Despite encouraging signs, it's still far from clear whether the federal government will end the day as part of a trilateral free trade deal with the U.S. and Mexico on the eve of a key congressional deadline.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland postponed her marquee United Nations speech Saturday as negotiators on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border continued their full-court press for a breakthrough on a North American free trade deal.
Sources say Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and her team of negotiators are engaged in an intensive, late-stage effort to get Canada back into a trilateral trade deal with the United States and Mexico before Monday's American-imposed deadline.
If U.S. President Donald Trump makes good on his often repeated threat of imposing a 25 per cent tariff on the Canadian automotive industry, trade insiders and stakeholders have a clear message: it will have a long lasting, negative impact on the cross-border relationship, and it’ll cost consumers.
In his first public comments since U.S. President Donald Trump's fiery press conference in which cast serious doubt on the fate of NAFTA, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended the Canadian negotiators and said a deal is still possible.
U.S. President Donald Trump says he rejected a one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau because he’s upset with Canadian tariffs -- but Trudeau’s office says it never extended an invitation.