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Canada welcomes Trump talk of possible NAFTA deadline extension

Reuters  |  LONDON, Ontario 

By David Ljunggren and Andrea HopkinsLONDON, Ontario (Reuters) - Canada on Friday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion that talks to modernize NAFTA could be extended beyond the end-March deadline, a move which might help break a deadlock at the negotiations.Trump - who has long threatened to walk away from the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement unless major changes are made - told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday that "a lot of things are hard to negotiate" ahead of a Mexican presidential election in July."I thought that was a sensible suggestion from the President. I ...

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 02:22 IST