US, Canada and Mexico to build bridges not walls in swipe at Trump

Dubbed the ‘Three Amigos summit’, President Barack Obama and his Canadian and Mexican counterparts are expected to discuss future trade options in Ottawa tomorrow.All three are part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the 12-nation trade deal that Mr Obama had cast as an update of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

He wants to finalize the TPP as part of his economic legacy in Asia as he prepares to leave office.

Both presumptive US presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have opposed the partnership.Canada’s trade minister Chrystia Freeland said: “This is a moment for North America to say we stand united, we stand together.

“And as a continent, we have a partnership that believes in the importance of building bridges rather than building walls.”




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By Sydney Chesterfield on June 28, 2016 · Posted in Politics, Trends

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