Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former Prime Minister Chretien Doesn't Think Trump Will Scrap NAFTA

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former Prime Minister Chretien Doesn't Think Trump Will Scrap NAFTA

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Chretien doesn't think NAFTA will be scrapped

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MONTREAL - Former prime minister Jean Chretien says he doesn't believe U.S. President Donald Trump will scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement.

"Canada has benefited from NAFTA, the United States has benefited from NAFTA and Mexico has benefited from NAFTA," he said Wednesday.

"To put all that in the garbage, I don't think that will happen tomorrow."

The former prime minister said there have always been trade problems but that they are solved on a case-by-case basis.

"We have almost $2 billion in business every day with the Americans, so there's problems that need to be resolved and things have to be modernized and adjusted to new realities," he said.

Chretien also pointed to the Canada-U.S. auto pact, which was signed in 1965, as further evidence of the benefits of the two countries working together. …

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