VonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4642 posts, RR: 35 Posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1420 times:
I know I know, yet another US election thread.
But with the back and forth between Hillary and Obama over NAFTA I've been wondering if either of them could truly bail the US out of NAFTA? Or even renegotiate it?
If they could, and if they would then Canadians should be wholeheartedly supporting McCain. Cancellation of NAFTA would devastate the Canadian economy. Unfortunately Canadians only seem to care about the US policies that have no effect on Canadians in any way at all (gay marriage, Iraq War). I'm not against gay marriage, but it's secondary to putting food on my table and a roof over my head, not only that, but the gay marriage policy in the US doesn't affect a single Canadian anyway regardless of which way it swings! The US economic policy however, has a huge impact. I wish more Canadians would realize this instead of just jumping on the anti-republican bandwagon.
There's many Republican policies I don't like, but if the Democrats could seriously threaten NAFTA then it's.....
SKYSERVICE_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1413 times:
Quoting VonRichtofen (Thread starter): But with the back and forth between Hillary and Obama over NAFTA I've been wondering if either of them could truly bail the US out of NAFTA? Or even renegotiate it?
Cancellation? I seriously doubt it. Both countries would have too much to lose.
Reform/renegotiation? Perhaps. But if either Hillary or Barack are serious about doing this, then they must also realize that it won't only be the US coming to the table with demands and the can of worms they could be opening. Sometimes the devil you know is better then the one you don't.
RJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1378 times:
In reality both Presidents can claim the treaty as their own. Most of the major details were worked out under Bush 41 and he signed it in his last month as President, subject to ratification by the Senate at a later date. President Clinton made it a legislative priority in his first year and added two provisions, one to address enviromental concerns and the other to address labor concerns. Once all three sections were in place he signed the final version containing all three parts after ratification by the Senate in late 1993.