Today, the Mexican senate ratified the new NAFTA, after examining it yesterday. It seems that two days is all it takes to debate and analyze the 38 chapters
Canada is also trying to rush through parliamentary committee hearings on the new NAFTA. The government jumpstarted the process of hearing witnesses before second reading was even completed, and limited it to 12 witnesses. I was among them, and I stood out from my fellow witnesses representing industry groups.
During the hearing, we were told that the insecurity resulting from non-ratification was a drag on the economy, chasing away investment. We were also told that ratifying the agreement, despite the deadlock in the U.S. Congress where Democrats have the votes to enact progressive changes, was our only option.