Canadians Happy with Trudeau Handling of NAFTA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Canadians are supportive of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s handling of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Canada is expected to rejoin the talks this week, as the U.S. and Mexico are working to reach an agreement.

canadiansMeanwhile, a Canadian public opinion research firm, says 56 percent of Canadians approve of Trudeau’s handling of the ongoing NAFTA talks, representing an 11-point increase since December of last year. Just 24 percent disapprove, and 20 percent are unsure. The poll shows a majority of Canadians, 55 percent, want a new NAFTA deal only if there are moderate or minor concessions to the U.S., as few are supportive of a deal that makes major concessions.

Public expectations in Canada are largely unchanged since December. Four-in-ten expect the negotiations to produce a revised NAFTA that is either a fair deal or overly favorable to the United States.

Source: National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.