Another senior government source said it is "hard to get clarity" on what the president's intention on NAFTA is. "I don't think he's made up his mind what he's going to do. He's looking for any signs of weakness," said the insider. It is possible, he suggested, the president would "make a splash" on NAFTA in the upcoming State of the Union address, but Trump could just as easily do that in a tweet. Publicly, Canada is trying to keep calm and carry on.
With the next round of NAFTA talks looming in Montreal, Canadian officials are increasingly concerned about the U.S. agenda. In Toronto for meetings with Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Mexico’s Secretary of Finance and Public Credit Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya retorted Mexico’s position is equally clear — there can be no deal if the U.S. insists on payment for a wall.
The WTO released the complaint early Wednesday. Canadian officials told the Star the challenge is primarily a pressure tactic to force a softwood lumber deal that has remained elusive despite two years of fruitless talks — under both the Obama and Trump administrations — and that it is not deliberately aimed at putting pressure on negotiators at the NAFTA talks. Canada is willing to drop the complaint if a new agreement can be reached, said one official, speaking on a background-only basis.
@alisoncrawford5@CanadianMint But I am sad to see a strong bilingual woman, another mother, leave the press gallery & leave journalism. You were one tough competitor; there were many days I just gave over to the realization I couldn't match your story, but I was so damn glad you filed it. 2/2
@alisoncrawford5@CanadianMint Congratulations Alison.
You're a force to be reckoned with & all government agencies and departments need that, but I imagine on the other side you will be a formidable communicator on their behalf & the bane of journalists! 1/2
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