Canada Has ‘No Nuclear Option’ In NAFTA, Say Experts

In the untested terrain of a renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with President Donald Trump, Canada has fewer bargaining chips than trade partner Mexico, the Natonal Post reports.

At a Tuesday trade event in Ottawa organized by the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, analysts said the renegotiation talks might require years — if Trump doesn’t pull the plug in the process, as he has suggested of late — and Canada has very little trade ammunition in its arsenal that wouldn’t hurt itself more than the U.S.

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  • reidjr

    Many think Trump is willing to hurt his own people short term if he can get his buy America first past by that many thing many American farms meat/dairy would go under housing cost would jump.

  • FactsWillOut

    If we had a real government, we could negotiate.
    If we had 0% corporate income tax, and less regulation, investors would line up to do business here.
    But, seeing as we’re the workers paradise of canuckistan, we’re fucked.

  • ontario john

    Maybe feminist Trudeau can impress Trump by telling him about his fancy skin treatments, or inviting him to walk in the homosexual parade with him.

  • mauser 98

    ‘experts’ probably voted for asshole

  • Trudeau has a had a year to anticipate and prepare for this.

    I would like to see Trump go after China with such vigour.

  • Everyone Else

    Trump is going to make us all pay for Trudeau’s in-your-face grandstanding on immigration.

    He’s going to make Canada a poorer country to piss off the yokels so we don’t re-elect Trudeau.

  • Alain

    I fail to see how Trump could even negotiate with a post nation (not a nation), since according to Trudeau Canada no longer exists. That means of the three there are only two nations to negotiate: the United States and Mexico.