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Trudeau not worried about NAFTA

Friday, October 07, 2016 - 01:08

Canada's prime minister said the world cannot turn its back on globalization even though both U.S. presidential candidates want the trade deal amended. Fred Katayama reports.

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The U.S. presidential candidates say they want to change the NAFTA trade accord. But Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's not worried about the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement. He spoke at a Reuters Newsmaker event Friday in Toronto. SOUNDBITE: JUSTIN TRUDEAU, PRIME MINISTER, CANADA, (ENGLISH) SAYING: "I know that the rhetoric gets heated in election campaigns, but the fact is that NAFTA has been incredibly good for all three of our economies and for workers across our economies. it has created economic opportunities and tremendous amount of jobs." Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has said she wants to rework the three-nation trade agreement between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Republican Donald Trump vows to tear up or renegotiate the deal. Canadian diplomats have been lobbying U.S. state and local leaders about the benefits of trade. Trudeau said the world cannot and should not turn back the clock on trade and globalization.

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Trudeau not worried about NAFTA

Friday, October 07, 2016 - 01:08