However, if anything that might add more pressure on the U.S., which has squeezed a good deal out of Mexico. Trudeau said he had faith NAFTA negotiations would still lead to a deal despite concerns raised by US trade representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday that Canada was not moving fast enough to reach a deal by the self-imposed September 30 deadline.
"We’re very unhappy with the negotiations and the negotiating style of Canada".
The Canadian dollar fell after Trump’s comments, losing two tenths of a cent to $1.3041 per USA dollar at 5:54 p.m.in trading.
Asked if a good deal is possible, even if the USA moves on this week with Mexico alone, Trudeau said, "We will keep working on a broad range of alteratives".
"The fact is, Canada is not making concessions in areas where we think they’re essential", he said at the Concordia Summit in NY. Trudeau’s office declined further comment. "If Canada comes along now, that would be the best".
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Canada is facing another US deadline to make a deal: the end of the month.
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