FUREY: Trudeau’s progressive agenda causes cracks in his trade deals strategy

Earlier this year, the Liberal government’s approach to renegotiating NAFTA was getting nods of approval from across the board. It was hard to fault them then. Even before the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s team was getting in on the ground floor.

Holding meetings with the transition team. Reaching out to governors. Industry associations. You name it. They wanted to set the tone as early as possible, getting the facts out there on how interwoven many of our cross-border sectors truly are and scoring allies everywhere they could.