La Presse Affaires quotes Montréal lawyer Raymond Chrétien in an article on renegotiating NAFTA.
Former ambassador of Canada to Washington Raymond Chrétien “doesn’t see” the US Congress putting an end to NAFTA, even under a Trump presidency and in a highly protectionist atmosphere. “We are really dealing in the hypothetical, but I don’t see Congress doing it. Granted, Congress might take a very hard line when it comes to the Trans Pacific Partnership, which is not yet in force, but an old agreement like NAFTA, I don’t think that’s possible. I don’t see Congress reopening an agreement that has been in place for 22 years,” said Mr. Chrétien, who was ambassador to Washington from 1994 to 2000 and today is a partner and strategic advisor at the law firm Fasken Martineau.