In advance of the first round of NAFTA negotiations, officials from Canada, the United States, and Mexico all laid out their trade policy goals to their respective citizens. Achieving those goals will be easier said than done, and will require careful strategizing, compromise, and assertiveness on the part of each delegation.

In an article she wrote as part of Policy Options’ ongoing special feature on trade policy, Meredith Lilly – holder of the Simon Reisman Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University – outlined a set of principles that she believes should guide Canada’s NAFTA negotiating strategy. Lilly discussed these principles and more in a new episode of the Policy Options podcast.

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This article is part of the Trade Policy for Uncertain Times special feature.

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Meredith Lilly
Meredith Lilly is an associate professor at Carleton University, where she holds the Simon Reisman Chair in International Affairs. She previously served as international trade adviser to former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
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