31 August 2018
Talks between Canada and the United States intensified on Thursday. The two countries will continue to work into the night to hammer out a deal on a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement by a Friday deadline.
CANADIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, CHRYSTIA FREELAND said "We are continuing to work very, very, hard, as you can see, and we are going to keep on working later tonight, it's a good atmosphere, we are making progress."
The increasingly positive tone contrasted with U.S. President Donald Trump's harsh criticism of Canada in recent weeks has raised hopes that the year-long talks will conclude soon with a trilateral agreement.