Canada: Would have signed a better NAFTA deal, says Andrew Scheer; Freeland hits back
Ottawa, Oct 15 (IBNS): Canadian Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has said he would have signed a better North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) deal than the one has been struck by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, media reports said.
Without detailing the areas that would have been better in his deal, Scheer said as he has been quoted by CTV News, "Would I have signed this deal? "I would have signed a better one."
"The Liberals would like Canadians to believe that this is somehow NAFTA 2.0. In reality, this is NAFTA 0.5."
After a series of talks and discussions over a renewed North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the US and Canada have finally reached at a trade agreement.
The trade deal, of which Mexico is also a part along with the US and Canada, is named as United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Hitting back at Scheer, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said as he has been quoted by CTV News, "Andrew Scheer is showing a lot of Monday morning courage.
"He and Stephen Harper argued repeatedly that Canada should drop our demands and rush into a bad deal. We refused to capitulate, we held out, and we got a good deal for Canadians."