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Canada PM says nothing new about Trump's threat against NAFTA
August 28, 2017 / 6:16 PM / 3 months ago

Canada PM says nothing new about Trump's threat against NAFTA

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday said there was nothing new to a threat by U.S. President Donald Trump to walk away from NAFTA and vowed Canada would stay in negotiations to modernize the trade pact.

FILE PHOTO - Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada August 28, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

“We have heard such comments before,” Trudeau told reporters when asked about Trump’s statement. Trump renewed a threat to scrap NAFTA and criticized trading partners Canada and Mexico in a tweet on Sunday.

Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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