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"We've been aggressively pursuing an agreement that works for the workers in all three countries and I can say we're not done yet".

Sen. Lindsay Graham, a Trump ally, said he thought the president would get a deal that included Canada.

That's helped build valuable allies.

Another lingering sticking point is Chapter 19, set up to resolve disputes among the three countries and industry around how to implement NAFTA rules.

Even while gripped in negotiations with Mexico and now Canada over a new North American trade pact, the administration has been fighting major trading partners on other fronts.

In the view of the Canadians, this gives them leverage at the bargaining table, an assessment backed by Ujczo. "If we do not make a fair deal for the U.S. after decades of abuse, Canada will be out", Trump tweeted.

"I think the real question is where is Trump's base on Canada", he said.

The deal brokered between Mexico and the US has many provisions that have earned the support of organized labor, including more robust rules for automobile production.

At the same time, Mr. Trudeau's team refused to bend on a top US demand that Canada end high tariffs on dairy products and protections for lumber and paper industries.

It's all part of the president's no-compromise bargaining style, as he bluntly stated in private comments revealed by the Star's Daniel Dale on Friday.

Trump's tweet was evidently in response to an article posted on August 31 by the Toronto Star, which obtained comments he made to Bloomberg News that were hostile and insulting to Canada.

Talks between the two countries ended without an agreement on Friday as negotiators failed to reach an agreement to include Canada in the deal before notice was sent to Congress.

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"The new NAFTA deal is actually a very small modification of the old NAFTA deal - it's been dressed up to look like a big deal for political reasons and this is one of the reasons why the business community will be so relieved to see that there won't be too much disruption to their supply chains", explains Evenett. Trump said on Twitter. "And they absolutely do bring good faith and goodwill to the negotiating table".

U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer said Canada could still join the U.S. Then it was a disastrous G-7 Summit in Quebec and now it's a new North American free trade agreement without the northern tier of the continent. The Canadian government found it hard to agree to the US' demands once they were reported in domestic media.

Driving that optimism was agreement on auto content that would favour Canada and the United States due to their higher-wage workers, making it less appealing for manufacturers to move production to Mexico. -Mexican deal, which would benefit Canadian workers too.

US business groups welcomed the signs of progress but made clear that they would oppose any deal that did not include Canada. "But for the government of Canada to sign an agreement, it needs to be in the best interests of Canada and Canadians", the official said.

While the two sides failed to meet a deadline set by the White House, both USA and Canadian negotiators insisted that they were making progress.

"Congress is more open to Canada than we expect, Republicans and Democrats", he said.

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"Normally we use the president/administration as a shield against a protectionist Congress". "We'd like to change that. And where we can, we do", he said.

These tariffs are the administration's response to its charges that Beijing uses predatory tactics to try to supplant USA technological supremacy.

"The U.S. has all the leverage in the world, but just because you can doesn't mean you should". "These are deals which have been reworked to the advantage of the United States, but there are no more such renegotiations planned. this NAFTA negotiation is special - it's the last in the renegotiations that he wanted to undertake".

Bruce Campion-Smith is an Ottawa-based reporter covering national politics.

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