NAFTA in August? Canada’s U.S. envoy says ‘aspirational,’ but will work for it

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Canada’s ambassador to the United States says predictions that NAFTA talks can be settled by the end of month are “aspirational” — even if American and Mexican officials are close to resolving their differences on complex auto sector issues. But David MacNaughton supports the push towards the ambitious goal and says Canadian negotiators are prepared to put in the long hours to […]

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