1, 2 … or 3 amigos?
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