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Lighthizer by the numbers: Why U.S., Canadian deficit figures differ

January 30, 2018 at 9:44 AM
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and his Canadian counterpart in the NAFTA talks, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, each took to the podium in Montreal yesterday wielding deficit numbers in support of their arguments about what to do with the agreement. And both, pointedly, cited the other side's figures during an end-of-round trilateral press event . Lighthizer used those numbers to refute what he called “some misunderstanding here that the United States is somehow being unfair in these negotiations.” Using Canadian...


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