NAFTA Poll Ahead Of Three Amigos Summit Shows Canadians Remain Uncertain About Deal

Only one-in-four Canadians believe that the North American Free Trade Agreement has been good for this country, a new poll suggests.

Angus Reid Institute released the numbers Monday ahead of the historic “Three Amigos” summit this week. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will host U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in Ottawa.

  • Cat-astrophe

    We voted Mulroney and he negotiated on our behalf, isn’t that like saying yes to Free trade, and the north American union?
    I still cannot believe they allowed that referendum to take place on a single issue.

    • I don’t think NAFTA with the USA was a bad thing, adding Mexico was just allowing Corporations access to cheap labour.

      • Cat-astrophe

        Don’t agree that it was a good thing, because it ushered in phase two, NAFTA. I think the change from the 1988 agreement to the 1994 agreement including Mexico, is a good example of the “frog in a saucepan on low” Its boiling now, for heavens sake.
        What I was saying was we had no say on this single point, because even back then if a referendum had been held it may not have passed the “People”, like Brexit.

    • Alain

      In other words we made the mistake of buying a pig in the poke.

  • If the Liberal government loves this deal, then one knows it is bad. Those who exploit cheap labour benefit from this deal.

    And let’s not forget how Trudeau wants to flood this country with yet another voters block.


    • Maurixio Garciasanchez

      Miss , Harper allowed 250,000 people to come over here to work for less than the minimum wage so none of the government’s of Canada have done nothing real to stop slavery.

      • Bingo.

        Slavery builds empires and tanking economies.

      • Alain

        And what has Trudeau done to put an end to it?

  • Ho Hum

    I don’t know how anyone could believe that NAFTA was good for Canada after all of the manufacturing jobs we have lost to Mexico – especially auto jobs.

  • robins111

    I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit..

  • Mal

    ¡Three El Guapos! Summit, more like.
    I can’t see the current trio refusing money from us “villagers” the way Dusty, Lucky and Ned did.

  • lolwut?

    There’s something going on, Vancouver has seen a MASSIVE influx of Mexicans
    the last couple of years and I’m not talking about the types you see hopping the fence in the USA. it’s Mexicans of all sorts coming in droves.

    It’s looking like they are making a run for Canada before the door slams shut in the US.

    I wouldn’t put it past the government being behind it handing out visas like candy
    too flood the country with them to counter Trump and any growing opposition or third world immigration…

  • canminuteman

    On a philosophical level I believe that if I want to buy stuff from an American or sell stuff to a Mexican it’s none of the governments business so I have a hard time getting worked up over free trade deals. In reality the devil is in the details.

    I really takes a special kind of stupid for the same people who think that the British were crazy to vote to leave the EU and to vehemently be opposed to North American free trade.