Canada and the NAFTA negotiations, irony among stakeholders

The US-Canada-Mexico NAFTA renegotiations are creating some odd bed fellows
The US is demanding new NAFTA concessions regarding auto production. Dennis Gruending photo.

Those old enough to recall it will remember that the 1988 federal election in Canada turned into an epic battle over a proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States. The ruling Conservatives and corporate Canada campaigned for it, saying that it would provide untrammeled access to the vast American market and provide a new era of jobs and prosperity for Canadians. Without the deal, they said, this country would become a stagnant economic backwater. Continue reading Canada and the NAFTA negotiations, irony among stakeholders