Shorter Toronto Star: Liberals Scared Shitless Ford May Actually Salvage Something From NAFTA Disaster

Ottawa worried Ford’s Washington visit could impact NAFTA talks

…But privately, there is some nervousness within the Trudeau government about what Ford hopes to accomplish with his flying visit into the U.S. capital — especially as Donald Trump and prominent Republicans are ramping up the rhetoric this week against Canada.

Any suggestion that Canada doesn’t speak with one voice, or that it’s anxious for a deal at any cost could work against this country at the negotiating table, one federal source close to the talks said on Tuesday.