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Trudeau Digs In on Core Issues as Nafta Talks Poised to Restart

  • Canadian leader singles out two issues as important in talks
  • U.S.-Canada trade talks set to resume Wednesday in Washington
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Canada's Freeland Says 'Win-Win-Win' Nafta Agreement Within Reach

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government will hold steadfast on two key issues that have become sticking points in Nafta talks, saying he’d prefer to see the current pact killed than be forced to accept a bad deal.

Trudeau, speaking a day before U.S.-Canada talks were due to resume in Washington, repeated that he would only sign a deal that he thinks is good for his country -- in effect, pushing back against Donald Trump’s threats to freeze Canada out if an agreement can’t be reached.