Trump: ‘We’re Going To Make A Fairer Deal With Canada’

David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief
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President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. would reach a “fairer deal” with Canada, after announcing a trade deal with Mexico last week.

“We’re going to make a fairer deal with Canada,” the president vowed when he addressed an enthusiastic crowd in Billings, Montana. “Just like we did with Mexico.”

As CBC News reports, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is in Washington again Friday to negotiate what she and the Trudeau government insist are still NAFTA talks.

Freeland has been tight-lipped when talking to reporters as she emerges from exhausting trade discussions with Trump trade representative Robert Lighthizer. She still refers to finding a compromise in negotiations that she terms “productive” and “constructive.”

Canadian Prime Minister meanwhile continues to insist the sticking point for Canada is “cultural sovereignty,” which translates into a guarantee that media will have to contain a minimum level of Canadian content. The issue is not one that the United States has taken an adversarial approach to. (RELATED: Trudeau Says Trump ‘Doesn’t Always Follow The Rules’)

Trudeau has backed away from his ironclad guarantee that he will not compromise Canada’s supply management system that guarantees dairy farmers higher prices for their products by regulating the price and supply.

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