The Heat: US-Mexico-Canada trade deal

The Heat

After months of negotiations, the United States, Mexico and Canada have agreed on an updated trade deal, replacing the 25-year-old NAFTA.

It’s called the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, and addresses key issues such as labor practices, environment protections and digital trade.

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the deal this week and if it passes, would be a major victory for US President Donald Trump.

Negotiators are hoping the real victory will be for North American workers.

To discuss all of this:

  • Arturo Sarukhan is the former Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. and founder and president of Sarukhan and Associates.
  • Karen Kerrigan is the president and CEO of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council.
  • Stephen LeDrew is a lawyer and contributor to the National Post.
  • Eric Farnsworth is vice president at the Council of the Americas.

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