Environment minister confident Canada’s green goals can be met in new NAFTA
Metro News

By TorStar, Ottawa Metro News, September 23, 2017

OTTAWA—Despite Canada’s different view on climate change from that of the United States — namely, that it is real — Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is optimistic that progress can be made on the Liberal government’s goal of bringing tough environmental rules into the heart of a new NAFTA.

McKenna struck the hopeful note on the eve of the third round of talks to reform the trade agreement between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, as union demonstrators marched past Parliament Hill and a blimp bearing the message “NAFTA hijacks democracy” floated in the sky.

“We’re going to be pushing hard for strong environmental standards. We actually think that’s good for North America,” McKenna told reporters Friday, after she met with the government’s NAFTA advisory council for environmental issues.


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