Canada's finmin says NAFTA can be improved, Trump-anxiety fading

Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:05pm EDT
 
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Canada's finance minister opened the door on Thursday to changing the North American Free Trade Agreement and said "anxiety" over the demands of new U.S. President Donald Trump was fading after positive meetings.

"Trump said... (NAFTA) needs to be tweaked. Our view is that something can always be improved," Canada's minister of finance Bill Morneau told a conference in Frankfurt, Germany.

He later added: "That anxiety is diminishing over time (after) positive meetings with President Trump and his team just a few weeks ago."

(Reporting By Francesco Canepa; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

 
Canada's Finance Minister Bill Morneau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie