'Canadians don't just want 'any deal' : St.Catharines MP on NAFTA talks

Don't expect an imminent trade deal.
   
That's what Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is indicating at the trade talks in Washington to get a new North American deal.

Today is the deadline set by U-S President Donald Trump.

Freeland says Canada wants a win-win deal but adds, ``so far we're not there yet.''

Meantime in Oshawa, Ontario, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says again that Canada wants the right NAFTA deal, not just any deal.

One key issue is Canada's protected dairy industry.

But the U-S Trade Representative says Canada is refusing to make any concessions on that front.

St.Catharines Liberal MP Chris Bittle tells CKTB's Tom McConnell Canadians don't just want any deal, they want a good deal.

Bittle says the government will hold the line and hammer out a deal that will benefit canucks.

He says there are so many companies in Canada that depend on the deal and he's cautiously optimistic that a beneficial deal can be reached.

(With CP copy)

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