Saturday, January 6, 2018

MacAulay heads to Tennessee to push NAFTA

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay is heading to Tennessee to promote an acceptable NAFTA deal during meetings from Friday to Monday.
Also south of the border pushing NAFTA are Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

The next round of talks is scheduled for Jan. 23 to 28 in Montreal.

Four hot-button demands put forward by the United States were not discussed during the last round in Washington – that half of auto parts be produced in the U.S., that the disputes-settlement clause be eliminated, that the deal be up for renewal every five years and that Canada scrap supply management for dairy and poultry farmers.