National Newswatch

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer accused Justin Trudeau of leaving Canada with a weakened North American free-trade agreement after a senior NAFTA adviser said the Liberal Leader was persuaded to make significant concessions on Donald Trump’s terms – claims Mr. Trudeau declined to respond to Sunday.

Mr. Scheer’s comments come after The Globe and Mail reported that Stephen Schwarzman, chief executive officer of buyout company Blackstone Group, wrote in a new book that he had a private meeting with Mr. Trudeau where he laid out concessions Canada had to make to get a deal with the Trump administration, including opening up the country’s protected dairy market to U.S. products. Mr. Schwarzman warned Mr. Trudeau that if he didn’t meet the U.S. demands, Canada would risk a recession that could cost the Liberals the election.

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