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Rona Ambrose on Question Period Rona Ambrose speaks to CTV's Question Period in January 2018
Patty Aguilar | 24 January, 2018, 08:58

Concerns have been growing over the lack of progress made during renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement since talks began in August.

NAFTA's Montreal round starts sooner, will end later.

It will be another week before Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, American counterpart Robert Lighthizer and Mexico's Ildefonso Guajardo arrive in Montreal on January 29 to close the extended round that gets underway earlier than planned on Sunday.

"The most-powerful thing that we can do is, - and I know that government is doing this, which businesses, generally, have not done - is actually bang on the doors out in the countryside", council president and CEO John Manley, a former Liberal finance minister in the Chretien government, said in an interview.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland hosted Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo in Toronto on Monday in attempt to compare notes on the upcoming NAFTA round.

"We believe it is unlikely that the USA will exit the treaty in the months to come", the brokerage said.

Business Council of Canada president John Manley said he believes the fallout from the USA tax changes on the Canadian economy could be even bigger than the negatives associated with the potential demise of the NAFTA. "We think that is absolutely possible", she said. "So we are absolutely prepared for every eventuality".

Whether negotiators make those types of compromises this week is exactly what needs to happen for NAFTA to survive, experts say.

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Lee says as the prime minister makes his pitch to global business and political leaders, the troubled trade talks make Canada less attractive and could lead to some tough questions for Trudeau. At this point, it remains unclear what NAFTA's fate will be and, if it indeed falls apart, what would take its place.

To that are added disputes as to the mechanism for solution of differences, restrict Canadian access to public USA markets, as well as the leak of information on present discussions. She said the Indigenous chapter would be discussed for the first time in Montreal.

"Even though there's protectionist legislation in there right now that prohibits basically our Canadian mold shops from building molds and shipping from Canada to Brazil, we're still pioneering and prospecting", he said.

Rather, it's the same issues that "were hard at the time of Brian Mulroney, so we're talking about Chapter 19 (dispute mechanism)". Rules of origin refer to provisions on how much foreign content, such as autoparts, can be included in a product without tariffs.

However, it is likely that the agreement will be renegotiated successfully, with only marginal changes. There is nothing better going on for the commodities we grow than NAFTA.

As an example, he said they're now working on Brazil, even though Brazil's trade rules make it tough. "It's about social justice".

"But it is significant - it was a serious factor before the Americans were able to pass tax reform", Beatty, a former Mulroney cabinet minister, said of the tax overhaul. I think it would send shudders through the stock market.

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