Trade consultant on U.S. trade policy and NAFTA negotiations
TORONTO - Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is again meeting with key players in the auto industry as the first round of critical NAFTA renegotiations continue.
Freeland met with Unifor president Jerry Dias and his American counterpart, United Auto Workers president Dennis Williams, in Toronto.
Ahead of their closed-door meeting, Freeland reiterated that Canada wants renegotiations to touch on labour provisions, the environment and gender.
Dias said a sticking point is low auto worker wages and standards of living in Mexico.
Their talk comes just days after U.S. President Donald Trump told a campaign-style rally in Arizona that the country will pull out of NAFTA "at some point."
Autos emerged as a key issue as NAFTA renegotiation talks began last week.