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Scheer: Canada speaks with one voice on renegotiating NAFTA deal

Trudeau Liberals and Conservatives on the same page when it comes to preserving the Canada-US relationship.


WASHINGTON — The leader of the official Opposition is telling a Washington audience that Canada speaks with one voice when it comes to the negotiation of NAFTA.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is at the Wilson Center explaining that he and the Trudeau government have their partisan differences, but not when it comes to preserving the Canada-US relationship.

Scheer is in Washington with several Conservative MPs for meetings with the US transportation secretary, the US Chamber of Commerce, former George W. Bush cabinet members Robert Zoellick and John Bolton, and on Capitol Hill.

Scheer says he’s heard lots of anxiety from businesses in Canada, asking what he’s hearing about NAFTA in Ottawa.

Now he says he’s trying to learn more about the state of the negotiations from people in Washington.

The next round of negotiations is scheduled for next week in Montreal. While US President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to start pulling out of the agreement as a negotiating ploy, lately he has made more positive comments about the negotiations.

 

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