Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s happy to engage regularly with U-S President Donald Trump on a broad range of issues.
Speaking this morning (Thurs) from a farm near Regina, the prime minister says says the North American Free Trade Agreement has been improved a dozen times over the past 20 years.
Trudeau says Canada is happy to sit down and talk about how it can be improved now.
On Wednesday there was speculation Trump was considering a draft executive order to pull the U-S out of NAFTA, but early this morning Trump tweeted he will not do that right now.
Trudeau also praised Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, saying he is happy to keep dialogue open between Canada and the U-S regarding NAFTA, adding his confidence level is high because of productive sessions with Canada’s premiers, including Brad Wall.
However the Prime Minister had to defend a decision to impose a carbon tax in Saskatchewan.
He says the climate is changing and Canadians need to adapt and pollute less, and putting a price on carbon pollution is a market-based solution to encourage innovation and reward the reduction of carbon output.
In addition to visiting a farm, he also stopped by a high school in Regina.