Trade pact a ca­su­alty?

Edmonton Sun - - NEWS -

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wed­nes­day she hoped Congress would still be able to work with the White House to ap­prove the U.s.-mex­ico-canada trade pact de­spite an impeachmen­t in­quiry cen­tring on the pres­i­dent.

“They have noth­ing to do with each other,” Pelosi told re­porters. “The pres­i­dent has said he wants this U.s.-mex­ico-canada trade agree­ment to go for­ward ... Does it mean that he can’t do that? That’s re­ally up to him.”

As a pres­i­den­tial can­di­date, Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump promised to rene­go­ti­ate the North Amer­i­can Free Trade Agree­ment (NAFTA) in favour of a bet­ter trade deal with Mex­ico and Canada.

But House Democrats have called for changes.

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