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Pitfall-Strewn Renegotiation: G Country and Toronto

pitfall-strewn renegotiation: Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, speaks to supporters during an armchair discussion at an open Liberal fundraising event in Toronto on Thursday, according to Toronto Star. Nathan Denette / THE CANADIAN PRESS Speaking in fireside chat format with Toronto MP and Liberal caucus colleague Adam Vaughan Thursday night at downtown Toronto's Design Exchange, Trudeau credited the resolve of everyday Canadians for unity on the trade front. Citing the succession of trade pacts inked on his watch, including the pitfall-strewn renegotiation of NAFTA during a surge of protectionism south of the border, the Prime Minister said Canada stood strong and now is thriving as the only G7 country with a free trade deal with every other G7 country. Even as populist trends take hold elsewhere, with politicians feeding the impulse to surrender to anxiety, skepticism and cynicism in the age of disruption, Trudeau told an intimate crowd of about 70 Liberal party donors that his government was able to advance trade deals confident that Canadians were with him. Article Continued Below Instead, he said, the attitude was, We've got this. It is natural human instinct to hunker down, but Canadians are not natural hunker-downers, Trudeau said. ( As reported in the news.