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Reflections on the beginning of NAFTA negotiations

16-08-2017

Mid-August isn’t normally a busy time of the year. People have taken off on vacation or to long weekends at the cottage. Streets and offices are quieter than usual. Things slow down.

That isn’t the case this year, at least not for Canada’s business community — we will be carefully watching history unfold this week as talks begin to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

We know it will take months, maybe even years, for NAFTA to be redrawn. We know that despite the strength of our negotiators and all that Canada brings to the table, the unpredictable can happen — the political surprises of this past year have shown us that much. But we also know that we have ar ...

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Ottawa, July 25, 2017—Ensuring Canadian business competitiveness while addressing the threat posed by climate change will require closer collaboration between governments and the private sector, or we risk losing on both fronts, say the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and provincial and territorial chambers in a letter sent to the Prime Minister and the provincial and territorial Premiers today.

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