Canada’s Trudeau rejects US proposal for bilateral trade pact

Ottawa (AFP) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday rejected a US proposal to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement in favor of a bilateral trade pact.

“We have, on various occasions, heard the president speak about his interest or his musings about a bilateral deal instead of the trilateral NAFTA that we have,” Trudeau said. “Canada’s position is, and always has been that the trilateral approach is actually better for Canada, for Mexico and for the United States.”