Election of new Mexican president adds uncertainty to future of NAFTA talks


"We lean on each other and we stand strong and that's what we do from coast to coast to coast", Trudeau said.

Trump himself has already threatened to go even further by putting tariffs on the auto sector, which could prove far more damaging for the Canadian economy than the steel and aluminum duties.

Our neighbours down south visiting Canada's biggest tourist attraction say this trade war is hurting both countries.

Lopez Obrador told the Televisa network Monday that he will respect the current team of negotiators, and let them continue representing Mexico until he takes office December 1, noting that he wants to have information on what's being discussed and "to help as much as we can".

Canada imposed taxes of up to 25 percent on USA goods including whiskey, yogurt and ketchup.

"The two leaders agreed to stay in close touch on a way forward", it said.

Donald Trump also congratulated Lopez Obrador on his electoral win, however, the USA president also said in an interview this weekend he intends to hold off on signing a new NAFTA deal until after America's fall midterm elections.

Whiskey is also on Canada's list of tariffs for the U.S. Whiskey comes largely from Tennessee and Kentucky. "[As] Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable but we also will not be pushed around". The E.U. and Canada have filed cases against the U.S.at the World Trade Organization (WTO). "It is fair and measured response", said Goodale.

Especially after Donald Trump imposed tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum and called out Canada's dairy industry.

In a tweet, Trump boasted that his efforts to renegotiate trade pacts are "coming along very well".

"This policy of appeasement, or this policy of playing nice that was attempted by the Trudeau government at the beginning, I think that that time is over", Gomez, a founder of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, told guest host Catherine Cullen.

"I'm glad that Justin Trudeau is standing up to him, because I feel like that's his modus operandi, he just tries to bully to get his way and we need to stand up for ourselves", she said.

"I don't see how (Trudeau) is going to get this done", he said.

Premier Sandy Silver and Mayor Wayne Potoroka were there as Larry Bagnell, Yukon's Member of Parliament, gave Trudeau a rousing introduction as "the first prime minister in decades who has been outside Ottawa on Canada day".