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Canada brings tempered optimism to Nafta talks

Canadian officials don't expect it will be all plain sailing when they join US and Mexican counterparts in Washington for talks on the renegotiation of the pact

Mr Trudeau (left) is credited with using his considerable charm to build a positive relationship with Mr Trump while avoiding the unpleasantness that has marred exchanges between the US president and allies such as the Australian prime minister and Mexican president.


CANADA enters crucial talks in Washington on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) this week with a complex mix of self-confidence and dread about possible damage to its most important trading relationship.


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