US NAFTA objectives don’t mention auto sector specifically, but calls for stiffer rules of origin and more stringent environmental and labour standards.
Federal NDP reveal $90 million spending pledge for automotive manufacturing sector.
Unifor, USW cite growing trade deficit as a potential threat to Canadian auto sector, jobs.
There’s concerns that removing a tariff of 6.1% on auto imports from South Korea will further skew the playing field.
Industry Minister’s spokesman says not approved by Moore’s office; more than enough civil servants to do the job
A successful deal would likely involve a trade-off between the auto and agricultural sectors.
Democrats, including Obama, offered a series of amendments to keep union rights intact, but were rejected by Republican dominated legislature.