February 18, 2019

Trudeau strikes cooperative tone in seeking NAFTA deal

10 February 2018, 09:58 | Dale Webster

GETTY Mike Le Couteur‏Global News CRASH Justin Trudeau's motorcade was involved in a road smash in LA

Justin Trudeau

Trudeau said that ending free trade between Canada and the United States would hurt the wealthy, but also harm future opportunities for the US middle class.

After Justin's Chicago stop, he will move on to San Francisco where he is slated to meet with local business leaders as well as entrepreneurs, according to abc7. Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, and is expected to discuss matters such a political and trade ties between California and Canada.

Trump called the agreement a job-killing "disaster" on the campaign trail.

"There are a lot of young people for whom globalism is not an unalloyed good", said Axelrod, who will be onstage interviewing Trudeau during the afternoon event.

Trudeau is also meeting with Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos as Bezos considers the location for its second headquarters.

Trudeau promoted his country's fast-track employment permit for certain workers, dubbed the "global skills strategy visa".

Trudeau later met with AppDirect co-CEO Daniel Saks, who announced the company would hire 300 more staff in Canada.

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     DAMAGE The Toyota car which a mother and her son were in was left smashed
Mike Le Couteur‏/Global News DAMAGE The Toyota car which a mother and her son were in was left smashed

"But we can not allow it to sweep some people and their families aside", he said, adding the issue must be discussed as part of ongoing efforts between Canada, the USA and Mexico to revamp NAFTA.

The overt reason for the meeting was to celebrate Salesforce's commitment to invest $2 billion in Canada over the next five years, building out its data centers and adding to its workforce there. Among his desires is requiring more made-in-America auto production and shifting more government contracts to USA companies.

Later Friday, Trudeau will deliver a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.

The topic of free trade and the negotiation of a renewed North American free trade pact will be hard to avoid Wednesday when the prime minister takes the stage at the University of Chicago.

Justin Trudeau's motorcade has been involved in an accident. He also considered Donald Trump was righteous to say all that he said regarding the NAFTA but the whole idea behind the agreement should be to use it to ensure that "the benefits of trade are shared more broadly". Trudeau spoke at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on U.S. He noted the two nations' economies are so interlinked that Canada wants a good deal with the U.S.

President Donald Trump's threat to tear up the North American free trade pact would cause economic suffering in the United States in a decision that would also be awful politics, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.

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