August 28, 2017 / 6:20 PM / 2 years ago

Canada PM says nothing new about Trump's threat against NAFTA

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada August 28, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday said there was nothing new to a threat by U.S. President Donald Trump to walk away from NAFTA and vowed Canada would stay in negotiations to modernize the trade pact.

“We have heard such comments before,” Trudeau told reporters when asked about Trump’s statement. Trump renewed a threat to scrap NAFTA and criticized trading partners Canada and Mexico in a tweet on Sunday.

Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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