‘NAFTA must protect workers’

February 11, 2018 12:00 AM

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‘NAFTA must protect workers’

Los Angeles: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for better protection of workers "left behind" by globalization and technological development -- and said North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations should take this into account.

"The wave of technological innovation," particularly in Silicon Valley, which Trudeau visited Thursday, "can be hugely positive and transformative," he said Friday during a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, near Los Angeles.

"But we cannot allow it to sweep some people and their families aside," he said, adding the issue must be discussed as part of ongoing efforts between Canada, the US and Mexico to revamp NAFTA. Trudeau called for improved sharing of wealth and help for people "whose livelihoods have been disrupted by global economic shifts" -- adding he and US President Donald Trump agree "too many people have been left behind."

Source: thenews.com.pk

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