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NAFTA renegotiation—Canada should brace for a troubling list of demands

Last week, the newly appointed U.S. trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, wrote to Congressional leaders in both the House of Representatives and the Senate to officially give notice that President Trump will initiate negotiations regarding changes to NAFTA. This notice officially triggers a 90-day consultation period required before renegotiation of NAFTA can begin.The letter offered few specific details about what the U.S. administration will seek to achieve through renegotiation other than that any new deal should do a better job of protecting U.S. factory workers and should be updated to reflect new technologies. However, there have been a number of specific

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