August 29, 2018 / 5:19 PM / 25 days ago

Canada's Trudeau says NAFTA deal possible by Friday

(Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday that it may be possible to reach a deal on NAFTA ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s Friday deadline.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers questions from the media in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

“We recognise that there is a possibility of getting there by Friday, but it is only a possibility, because it will hinge on whether or not there is ultimately a good deal for Canada,” he said at a press conference in northern Ontario. “No NAFTA deal is better than a bad NAFTA deal.”

Reporting by Allison Martell and Anna Mehler Paperny in Toronto; Editing by Susan Thomas

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