Bill Clinton praises NAFTA during conversation with Jean Chrétien in Montreal
Former U.S. president Bill Clinton had only good things to say about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), speaking with former prime minister Jean Chrétien in front of a crowd in Montreal, Wednesday night.
Chrétien agreed, telling the audience that Canadians shouldn’t be too worried about U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to tear up the agreement.
“You can’t reverse an omelette,” Chretien said. “It just doesn’t work like that. [The U.S. and Canada] are linked in so many areas. You just can’t redo everything we did.”
Clinton was stopping over in Montreal after receiving an honorary doctorate from St. Francis Xavier University, based in Antigonish, N.S., but awarded to him at a special ceremony in Toronto this week.