"We shouldn't have to buy our friends with bad trade deals and free military protection", Trump tweeted on Sunday, making it clear that Canada must fall in line with the specific demands raised by Washington or face the prospect of being excluded from the redesigned North American Free Trade Agreement.
For now, the Canadians are insisting they won't be rattled by Trump's Saturday warning that Canada could be left out of a revised North American Free Trade Agreement.
Trumka not only said he's anxious to see America "move forward" with the deal, he bashed the prior incarnation of NAFTA, and those who upheld it.
The negotiations to rewrite it dragged on for a year and Canada stayed on the sidelines this summer while the USA and Mexico executed the hard bargaining. "When you take your best friend, your greatest ally in the world and start squeezing them, you can win but I will tell you, the relationship will be damaged much longer than it will take the ink to dry on a new NAFTA deal", Heyman said.
But the official said Washington could go ahead with just Mexico if Canada decides not to sign on to the near trade deal. "So this idea of economic coercion, I think, is new to President Trump, and it's a tool that I think has become useful to the United States".
Canadian officials accused the US side of refusing to offer concessions. "It's about electing people that will support working people in this country".
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Asked about the report, White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said: "The Canadian and American negotiators continue to work on reaching a win-win deal that benefits both countries".
"We've been told for over 25 years, trust us, this agreement will be good for workers". Is it that Trump was secretly (or not so secretly) plotting to kill the trade deal with Canada in the first place?
If they can't strike an agreement that is good to the U.S.
Talks on a new trade deal started a year ago but bogged down over U.S. demands, including some meant to return manufacturing to the United States.
But Daniel Ujczo, a trade attorney of the law firm Dickinson Wright in Columbus, Ohio, and others say the flashpoints include trade barriers that protect Canadian dairy farmers and Ottawa's insistence on keeping NAFTA provisions for resolving disputes.
The US wants Canada to open up access to American dairy products, extend patent protections for medicines and agree to eliminate worldwide panels to resolve most disputes between investors and governments. Canada cited its ongoing disagreement with the US over allegations it dumps lumber into America as a reason to keep the panels, they said. Trump, in those comments, said that he was taking a hardline stand in trade discussions with the U.S.' northern neighbor. "For Canada, the focus is on getting a good deal", she said, "and once we get a good deal for Canada, we will be done".