Canada PM says no Nafta deal might be better than bad deal


As we previously reported, Trudeau found himself being criticized internationally after he corrected a woman in the audience of an Edmonton town hall last week when she said 'mankind, ' telling her he preferred the term 'peoplekind'.

The "peoplekind" remark caught the attention of media outlets outside Canada, including America's Fox and Friends, which ridiculed Mr Trudeau for the comment.

Talks to update the 1994 treaty are going slowly amid frequent threats by US President Donald Trump to walk away unless Canada and Mexico agree to major changes.

We prefer using the word "it" as it is much more inclusive... also how dare you just assume somepersons (sic) gender???

The comment, was applauded in the room, however social media users and media reports were more critical.

British TV broadcaster Piers Morgan called Trudeau a "Chief PC Plonker," accusing him of killing off mankind.

Jokes included pictures posted of comic superhero Batman changing his name to "Batperson" and suggestions that Manitoba become "Peopletoba".

Conservative parliamentarians also got in a few jabs. On Tuesday, however, the president appeared to be holding his thumbs.

Trudeau will spend a second day in California Friday meeting with Gov.

Institute of Politics Director David Axelrod, who brought Trudeau to Chicago, described Trump as "the elephant in the room" during the Canadian's visit, and Trudeau was careful to not insult a president whom US liberals often compare unfavorably to the Canadian leader.

Trudeau maintained that over the more than two decades that NAFTA has been in place, the American economy has also added 33 million net new jobs, which is nearly the entire population of Canada, some 36 million. Updating NAFTA is a way to ensure the deal benefits a broader swath of people, the Liberals argue. "That could cause immediate disruption for the tech community" on both sides of the border, said Daniel Ujczo, an global trade lawyer based in Columbus, Ohio, who has been part of the talks, now in their sixth round.

Not unlike Obama, Trudeau's progressive policies make him an easy punching bag for the USA right.

And San Francisco-based AppDirect, an online management platform whose co-CEO first met Trudeau in political science class at McGill University in Montreal, said it would add another 300 jobs in Canada in the next five years.