Throwing Canada under the bus?

by zzztime @, Monday, September 10, 2018, 15:36 (71 days ago) @ Ernie Gorrie

The link is here but sits behind a paywall.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-why-mexico-stabbed-canada-in-the-back-in-nafta-negotiations/

The first paragraphs are as follows...

In mid-May, Canada thought it saw an opening for a quick NAFTA deal.
With a key congressional deadline looming, Canadian officials offered the Trump administration two big prizes: new auto sector rules that would move jobs out of Mexico and more access to the protected Canadian dairy market for American farmers. In exchange, they asked that the United States take most of its other demands off the table.

Mexican negotiators were blindsided. They were not ready to agree to the tougher auto rules. And they believed they had a handshake agreement with Canada going into the talks: Neither of the North American free-trade agreement’s junior partners would seek a separate peace with the United States.


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