U.S. President Donald Trump formally gave notice to U.S. Congress to renegotiate NAFTA today setting up a 90-day period before negotiations start. The Council of Canadians, the organization that first campaigned against NAFTA, says that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must hold the line on NAFTA negotiations, ensuring that renegotiations benefit people and the planet.
“We must make sure that NAFTA doesn’t harm the planet or our communities,” says Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians. “Already, there is fearful talk of putting parts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership into the agreement which would enshrine corporate rights even further. We need to make sure that NAFTA is not a back-door negotiation for the privileged few. We need Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to stand up for people and the planet.”
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