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Excluding Mexico from NAFTA would hurt the Canadian economy: consul

AUSTIN, United States — Canadians shouldn’t be naive enough to believe any deal to exclude Mexico from NAFTA wouldn’t hurt the Canadian economy as well, says the Mexican consul general for Austin, Texas.

Up until now, U.S. President Donald Trump has mostly focused on Mexico when discussing his intentions to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement to make it more advantageous for Americans — or even just scrap it altogether.

But Carlos Gonzales Gutierrez told The Canadian Press it would be in Canada’s best interest to fight to keep NAFTA as a trilateral agreement.

“I am no expert but I do know that our Canadian friends should not be naive to think that the disruption of the supply chains between Mexico and the United States will not affect Canada,” he said at a conference in Austin.

While Trump has previously indicated he expects only minor tweaks to the trade relationship with Canada, U.S….

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