With a Mexico-US trade agreement in nominally in hand (our two nations’ legislatures have ratify it, and our own Progressive-Democrats in the Senate are already saying #NO, #RESIST, and too many Republicans are acquiescing, though), Mexico wants Canada to join the agreement. Mexico’s President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, after speaking with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:
There is still time to achieve a trilateral agreement[.]
We hope they reach that understanding so that it will be a trilateral agreement.
Certainly, Canada’s joining an agreement would be good, but first the Canadians have to get serious in their negotiations. President Donald Trump already has offered a tariff-free régime, and Canada won’t even discuss it. Trudeau and his Minister of Foreign Affairs, Christia Freeland, steadfastly are demanding their protectionist tariffs—dairy, for instance—remain in place.