Trudeau to starts US tour with talk at University of Chicago

By on February 7, 2018


FILE: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Photo by John McCallum/Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0)
FILE: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Photo by John McCallum/Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0)

CHICAGO — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his nation will not be pushed into any redo of the North American Free Trade Agreement that does not benefit Canada.

Speaking Wednesday at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, Trudeau said Canada will engage “thoughtfully and constructively” in talks with the U.S. and Mexico. He added his nation will not be pushed into any deal, going on to say it may be that “no deal is better for Canada.”

President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from the 24-year-old pact. Among his desires for the agreement are requiring that more auto production be made-in-America, and shifting more government contracts to U.S. companies.

Trudeau says Canada has a stake in a good U.S. economy.