MP FRANCIS DROUIN STILL HOPES FOR GOOD NEWS ON NAFTA
- vides for arbitration through an independent panel composed of representatives for the three countries to settle any trade disputes between Canada, Mexico, and the United States. President Trump and American negotia- at least revising the Chapter 19 section, making it weaker. Prime Minister Trudeau and that Chapter 19 is non-negotiable. - ber of Parliament for Glengarry-PrescottRussell, my hope is for zero concessions.” Besides the deadlock over Chapter 19, the U.S. is also demanding changes to the sections dealing with the dairy trade and also foreign investment in Canadian media. Political pundits have speculated that Trump’s goal is to open up Canada to more imports of U.S. dairy products at the expense of the Canadian dairy industry, including dairy producers in Ontario and Quebec, and also allow American media giants a chance to buy up Canadian newspapers, radio, and T.V. outlets. Meanwhile, Drouin noted that the federal government is looking at safeguards in the wake of Trump’s 25 per cent tariff on Canadian steel and 10 per cent tariff on aluminum, which will impact exports to the U.S. later this year. The federal government wants to make sure other countries don’t try to dump cheap steel and aluminum into the Canadian market and create problems for home industries negotiations resume this week in the United States.