Chrystia Freeland, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, is accusing the United States of deliberately trying to undermine the North American Free Trade Agreement through a series of demands she calls "troubling.”
If you're unfamiliar with Freeland's unique negotiation style, it can best be described as manic; she previously stormed out of the CETA negotiations in tears.
A fourth round of NAFTA negotiations has just wrapped up in Virginia, and Freeland says the “unconventional” demands from the United States are making her work much more challenging.
In reality, the Americans are sick of us subsidizing failing companies like Bombardier. That's not unconventional. That's business.
Canada's demands are so bizarre that President Trump has threatened to cancel NAFTA all together. And who can really blame him?
But he's negotiating with people who want to turn a long running free trade agreement into a social justice, gender studies, safe-space hand-holding party.