1, 2 … or 3 ami­gos?

The Globe and Mail (Atlantic Edition) - - OPINION -

Watch­ing Don­ald Trump warmly hug Justin Trudeau – then point a “fin­ger gun” at him, pretty well sums up how NAFTA ne­go­ti­a­tions are pro­gress­ing (NAFTA Ne­go­ti­a­tions Teeter As Trump Threat­ens To Rip Up Pact, Oct. 12). – Marty Cut­ler, Toronto Don­ald Trump’s NAFTA strat­egy is now clear: Di­vide and con­quer. Mr. Trump ap­pears in­tent on cut­ting Mex­ico out of the trade deal en­tirely, and bul­ly­ing Canada into mak­ing con­ces­sions on is­sues he con­sid­ers im­por­tant to his base and his “Amer­ica first” poli­cies.

The real ques­tion for Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau – and for Cana­di­ans – will be this: Do we throw Mex­ico “un­der the bus” in or­der to pro­tect Cana­dian jobs and in­ter­ests as we cut our own deal with the United States, or do we in­sist that the North Amer­i­can free-trade agree­ment con­tin­ues to be a three ami­gos pact?

In­trigu­ing ques­tion, that. – Ken Cuth­bert­son, Kingston

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