Kamloops (August 10, 2017): Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, said today that with NAFTA negotiations set to begin on August 16th, constituents still have an opportunity to share their views.
On May 18th the United States stated its intention to initiate negotiations with Canada and Mexico. The Canadian government is currently taking a broad consultation process with Canadians, inviting them to share their views on the renegotiation of NAFTA.
This includes individuals, businesses, experts, academics, civil society organizations and not-for-profit organizations, labour unions, provincial and municipal governments, indigenous peoples, students and youth.
Specifically, the government is interested in what aspects or elements of NAFTA have worked well and should remain as is and those that need change or improvement.
“As we head into these negotiations the Official Opposition will continue to ask about the Liberal government’s priorities, and will not hesitate to hold them accountable for their failures to protect Canadian jobs,” said McLeod.
“It’s imperative that the government remind American decision makers of the importance of the Canada-US trading relationship to both Canada’s and America’s prosperity,” concluded McLeod.
To participate in the consultation, send your submission in a variety of ways:
By email: NAFTA-Consultations-ALENA@international.gc.ca.
Global Affairs Canada, Trade Negotiations-North America
Lester B. Pearson Building
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G2
You can also complete the online consultation form by clicking here.