Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, US President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meet in Canada for the last time before Obama leaves office, but their strategic trade partnerships are under critical scrutiny in this U.S. election year. Gavino Garay has more.
The meeting between leaders of the U.S. Canada and Mexico comes amid a climate of isolationism and unprecedented security concerns. The so-called three Amigos summit is the last that will include President Obama, who's coming to the end of his term. But the issues at stake..like immigration and trade are still high on the agenda, in this US election year. BITE? In the US, some 14 million jobs depend on trade with Canada and Mexico. But Obama, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are all facing questions at home about the BENEFITS of globalization. Britain's recent decision to leave the EU, and sharp criticism of existing international trade deals by presumptive republican nominee Donald Trump have brought the issue into even sharper focus. For the three amigos, the task at hand is to figure out how to convince the Canadian, American and Mexican people that it's important to keep trade doors open.