Trade father figure Mulroney urges Ottawa to make a deal on NAFTA

14 September, 2018, 20:43 | Author: Gerard Cortez
  • Gold catches late NY bid on NAFTA headlines, but . . .

Canada's envoy - Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland - left a meeting with U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer Tuesday night.

The Canadian dollar edged up 0.07 cents to 0.

David Wiens, vice president of the Dairy Farmers of Canada lobby group, said Canadian farmers have already given up around 5 percent of a domestic market worth around C$21 billion ($17 billion).

Also among losing stocks in the materials sector, Lundin Mining lost a cent to 6.43 Canadian dollars, while Agnico Eagle Mines faded 19 cents to 43.54 Canadian dollars. Perdue said on C-SPAN that Lighthizer has been "very clear" about the need for the Class 7 pricing system to be repealed.

US President Donald Trump also said earlier that the talks, which both countries ramped up in recent weeks, were coming along well.

"To me, a lot of that is consistent with my suspicion that the US doesn't really want to get a deal [or] at least the [Trump] administration doesn't", he said, citing the leaked off-the-record comments Mr. Trump gave Bloomberg in late August when he said he was refusing to compromise with Canada and that any deal with Canada would be "totally on our terms".

Major stumbling blocks for Ottawa and Washington remain: an global system for resolving disputes, Canada's protected dairy industry and Canadian cultural subsidies.

Florence Strengthens Into Hurricane, Continues Moving Towards East Coast
The massive hurricane poses a serious threat as it barrels toward a landfall somewhere along the East Coast on Thursday. A tropical storm warning and hurricane watch are in effect for the Cabo Verde islands of Santiago, Fogo, and Brava.

Canada and the United States are attempting to put the final touch to a text that could be submitted to Congress at the end of the month and allow Canada to join the agreement signed by the administration Trump with Mexico. But as an October 1 deadline to renegotiate NAFTA looms, Canada is prepared to offer similar concessions on the dairy industry to those that it agreed to in free trade deals with the European Union and Pacific Rim nations, the sources said.

Graves, the president of Unifor Local 88, which represents about 2,800 workers at the General Motors CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, said NAFTA negotiations, tariffs on steel and aluminum and the ability of GM plants in Mexico to produce the same vehicle as his plant - the popular Chevrolet Equinox SUV - are a worry. "It would cause a massive disruption and I think lots of layoffs in the United States", Trudeau said on Canadian radio.

Most lawmakers say they prefer all three countries in the deal.

Trump has claimed that the 1994 pact has caused the loss of hundreds of thousands of U.S.jobs, something that most economists dispute. Lighthizer said on Monday Mexico had agreed to cut the mechanism but Canada wants to keep dispute resolution in NAFTA.

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland takes part in a news conference at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, U.S., August 31, 2018.

Canada wants a permanent exemption from Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs, and removal of the threat of auto tariffs.

After the arbitrary deadline passed without any concessions from the Canadians, let alone a finalized deal, Trump once again threatened to exclude Canada from the new NAFTA via Twitter.

Recommended:

  • England 1 Switzerland 0: Rashford gets Southgate's men back to winning ways

    England 1 Switzerland 0: Rashford gets Southgate's men back to winning ways

    It's then back to Wembley in November for games with United States of America and Croatia , for which tickets are on sale now. The home truths exchanged in the dressing room at half-time resulted in a far shaper England performance in the second-half.
    Petrol touches Rs 90.11 in Maharashtra's Parbhani

    Petrol touches Rs 90.11 in Maharashtra's Parbhani

    In Chennai, petrol costs Rs 84.05 and diesel Rs 77.13. "Fuel prices have disturbed the budget of every household". It is clear that the prime reason why petrol and diesel are expensive is because of the central and state taxes.
    Rafael Nadal defeats Dominic Thiem in US Open quarter-final

    Rafael Nadal defeats Dominic Thiem in US Open quarter-final

    The win was sealed when Thiem missed a hard overhead smash long, and Nadal looked to the sky, equal parts overjoyed and relieved. The reigning US Open champion will meet another veteran, the Argentine 2009 victor Juan Martin del Potro , in the next round.
  • Putin: Poisoners? They’re just these guys, you know?

    Putin: Poisoners? They’re just these guys, you know?

    Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said the Russian leader had merely voiced a hope that they would appear publicly in the future. British prosecutors issued European arrest warrants last week for Petrov and Boshirov, charging them with conspiracy to murder.
    Who Said What on Serena Controversy

    Who Said What on Serena Controversy

    Williams ended up taking a 3-2 lead in the set when Ramos again warned Williams about a potential coaching violation . That resulted in a second violation, meaning Osaka was awarded the first point of the sixth game.
    Investigators raid home of couple who raised funds for homeless man

    Investigators raid home of couple who raised funds for homeless man

    McClure is a receptionist for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, and D'Amico is a carpenter, according to the Inquirer . The couple last month said that they purchased a camper and a used SUV for Bobbitt, although both remained in McClure's name.
  • Ex Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Reaches Plea Deal With Robert Mueller

    Ex Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Reaches Plea Deal With Robert Mueller

    Manafort agreed to plead to conspiracy against the USA and conspiracy to obstruct justice by tampering with witnesses. The three-week trial centered on income Manafort earned working as a political consultant for pro-Russian Ukraine.
    Apple iPhone XS Max gets 'confirmed'

    Apple iPhone XS Max gets 'confirmed'

    Now, as per a patent that has been filed, it appears that the always-on feature will be added in future Apple Watches . The availability of more screen space would mean more modifications of Apple apps and the dedicated watch faces.
    Dead in Mass Shooting at Fifth Third Bank Building in Downtown Cincinnati

    Dead in Mass Shooting at Fifth Third Bank Building in Downtown Cincinnati

    Records show the shooter formerly lived in SC and South Florida and had been charged with some non-violent crimes years ago. The judge said in the document that the complaint was "rambling, hard to decipher, and borders on the delusional".
  • Luis Enrique hails 'marvellous' Spain after 6-0 Croatia rout

    Luis Enrique hails 'marvellous' Spain after 6-0 Croatia rout

    His first goal was emphatic and he deserved his second effort to go straight in, rather than deflect off the back of the keeper. He was also involved directly in the shot at the Croatian goal which resulted in an own goal by the Croatian goalkeeper.
    Where to watch Apple’s iPhone launch event live

    Where to watch Apple’s iPhone launch event live

    With that being said, even if Apple launches an iPhone with dual SIM slots, it will not be available in all the markets. Previously, Apple used the "C" suffix to bring out the iPhone 5C as a low-priced model alongside the iPhone 5S .
    Tesla Stock Takes A Hit - After Elon Musk Does The Same

    Tesla Stock Takes A Hit - After Elon Musk Does The Same

    As the USA exchanges opened on Friday, Tesla's shares had already fallen by 1.4% and by evening that figure swelled to 9%. He said: I think the future in where we are a space-faring civilisation out there among the stars, that is very exciting.


Popular

Here’s Rams’ Trade Proposal For Khalil Mack That Raiders Rejected
The Rams begin their 2018 season 1-0 after a 33-13 victory over the Raiders on Monday Night Football . He also had another spectacular play, bowling over cornerback Aqib Talib to reach a first down.

Russian Federation : 1,000 detained in anti-government protests
In the Moscow mayoral election , incumbent Mayor Sergei Sobyanin won with 70 percent of the votes. An Associated Press journalist counted at least 30 people detained at that protest.

Unofficial iPhone Xr video showcases Apple's most intriguing phone of 2018
While the bigger version of the iPhone XS will be called iPhone XS Plus or iPhone XS Max or simply iPhone XS (6.5-inch). The average iPhone price increase will be important for the company that's seeing its smartphone unit growth stall.

Obama, on California Front Lines, Joins Democratic Battle to Capture House ZlotoNews
Obama said: "How hard can that be?" "He's just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years ". The former president said he rejects the politics of fear and division and said all people deserve equal treatment.

Le'Veon Bell used emoji to respond to Steelers tie
Khalifa, who was born and raised in Pittsburgh has never shied away from revealing his thoughts on the state of the Steelers . Josh Gordon gets unexpected start with Browns, catches TD pass, fails to get on same page with Tyrod Taylor on interception.

McCarthy: Team Awaiting More Info On Rodgers
But the offense was stalled again on fourth down as a sack-fumble put an end to a nightmare game that started like a dream. Kizer was the Packers' quarterback for two series and produced two of the most embarrassing turnovers I've ever seen.

CBS boss Leslie Moonves resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations
This week, multiple news outlets reported that Moonves was negotiating a possible exit with independent directors of CBS' board. Moonves was married at the time; he divorced his first wife and married CBS on-air personality Julie Chen in 2004.

Packers' Rodgers overcomes leg injury in comeback win
After Rodgers left the game in the first half, football fans were anxious he might be gone for the game, if not weeks. He moved in and out of the pocket and escaped the wrath of the Packers' defense to extend drives in the first half.

NYT columnist: Woodward's book will have a 'decisive effect' on midterms
He accused the media of trying to undermine the Trump administration and said he found that "incredibly disturbing". Woodward told Guthrie today that the sources he quotes who are denying their words are now "not telling the truth".

North Korea holds parade without ballistic missiles, reports say
Kim observed the event along with Chinese leader Xi Jinping's envoy Li Zhanshu, but he did not deliver a speech to the public. It will also allow the Kremlin to discuss the dramatic rapprochement between Trump and Kim Jong-un with key regional players.