NAFTA pullout bill fails to scare Ottawa

CBC News

Fresh off a recent skirmish over "Buy American," some Canadian cabinet ministers are expressing confidence that a new protectionist push from some U.S. politicians won’t succeed.

A group of 28 members of the House of Representatives last week unveiled a bill calling for U.S. President Barack Obama to give Canada and Mexico six months notice that it will pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

The push is being led by Representative Gene Taylor, a Mississippi Democrat, and has the backing of both Republicans and other Democrats.

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