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‘We could not have got a better deal’: New NAFTA means more work, more security, says expert

CBC News, January 28 ‘If someone says that we can improve it, I challenge them to quantify it,’ says Flavio Volpe The president of the association that represents Canadian automotive parts manufactu...

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After much back and forth, USMCA relief is here at last

Campbell Clark, The Globe & Mail December 10, 2019 This is the end of the lingering psychodrama over replacing NAFTA. The deal signed Tuesday isn’t a massive overhaul of the revamped North American trade de...

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U.S. reaches deal with Canada, Mexico on revised USMCA trade pact

Adrian Morrow, The Globe & Mail December 10, 2019 The United States has reached a deal with Canada and Mexico to revise the new North American trade pact and satisfy demands from congressional Democrats, pa...

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Canadian industry leader calls reported U.S. move to pressure automakers ‘breathtakingly stupid’

By Tonda MacCharles, Toronto Star Oct. 30, 2019 OTTAWA— The Canadian government is taking a wait-and-see approach to a report the Trump administration wants more power to tell automakers where to locate their p...

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NDP says position unchanged on renegotiation for new NAFTA, despite saying improvements ‘can and should be made to this deal’

Neil Moss, The Hill Times October 7, 2019 The NDP will wait to see what changes are made by U.S. House Democrats to the new NAFTA before deciding whether they will vote to implement it in the next Parliament, s...

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Canada, U.S. and Mexico reach deal to lift Trump administration’s steel and aluminium tariffs

Adrian Morrow, Lawrence Martin, Globe and Mail May 17, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland have scheduled an announcement in Hamilton Friday, where they are expected to ann...

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New U.S. trade report predicts modest economic gains from new NAFTA

The Canadian Press via National Post, CTV News April 18, 2019. Mike Blanchfield OTTAWA — With Washington riveted to the Mueller report, a comprehensive economic assessment of the new North American free trade d...

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‘It’s just a report’: U.S. business groups play down coming analysis of new NAFTA deal

Daniel Dale, Toronto Star, Washington Bureau Chief Thursday, April 4, 2019WASHINGTON—A coalition of businesses pushing Congress to approve the new trade deal with Canada and Mexico says the public shouldn’t put...

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U.S. demands more power over auto quotas ahead of USMCA signing

ADRIAN MORROW, U.S. CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON NOVEMBER 29, 2018 – Globe and Mail The Trump administration is pressing Mexican officials to give the United States the power to selectively punish automakers with p...

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‘A sigh of relief,’ threatened auto tariffs not imposed in new NAFTA

However, NDP MP Tracey Ramsey says steel and aluminum tariffs still pose a threat to the auto sector Flora Pan, CBC News Oct 01, 2018 There are no auto tariffs placed on Canadian vehicles as outlined in the new...