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Money Trudeau: I said no to NAFTA sunset clause

22:32  31 may  2018
22:32  31 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau says he abandoned a proposed meeting with Donald Trump in Washington this week after the White House insisted that the prime minister first agree to a five-year " sunset clause " in a renegotiated NAFTA .

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau says he abandoned a proposed meeting with Donald Trump in Washington this week after the White House insisted that the prime minister first agree to a five-year " sunset clause " in a By The Canadian Press. Trudeau : I said no to NAFTA sunset clause .

Justin Trudeau wearing a suit and tie © Provided by thecanadianpress.com

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau says he abandoned a proposed meeting with Donald Trump in Washington this week after the White House insisted that the prime minister first agree to a five-year "sunset clause" in a renegotiated NAFTA.

Trudeau told the anecdote today during a media briefing where he and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland were outlining the Canadian response to punishing U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

With the NAFTA talks close to a possible breakthrough, Trudeau says he suggested to the U.S. president last Friday that they sit down with Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto and talk about reaching a deal.

He says Trump seemed to like the idea.

Then on Tuesday, Vice-President Mike Pence called to say the White House would host the meeting — but only if the prime minister agreed to the sunset clause, long a major sticking point in the talks.

Trudeau says that idea remains "totally unacceptable" to Canada, so the idea of the meeting was abandoned.

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Freeland calls tariffs 'absurd' in Washington .
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland ventured Wednesday into the heart of the U.S. Capitol, where she denounced the Trump administration's steel and aluminum tariffs as absurd. Freeland reiterated Canada's opposition to the tariffs after meeting with the influential U.S. Senate foreign relations committee in Washington.

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