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Canadian Consumers Shake Off Months of Nafta-Negotiation Anxiety

  • Poll shows confidence levels returning to normal after deal
  • U.S. trade friction had weighed on households, business
Trucks drive across the Ambassador Bridge on the Canada-U.S. border in Windsor, Ontario.

Trucks drive across the Ambassador Bridge on the Canada-U.S. border in Windsor, Ontario.

Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

Those summertime trade blues are over for Canada’s consumer.

Polling by Nanos Research for Bloomberg News shows household sentiment gauges have fully recovered from a four-month lull that coincided with often testy negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump agreed to terms on a new deal in late September.