Amid fears that Nafta talks will collapse, Canada’s prime minister is headed to Washington this week: ‘He wants to sit down and look the president in the eye’

When Justin Trudeau first met Donald Trump, many highlighted their differences; one had campaigned on protectionism while the other championed trade. And while Trump had blasted Mexicans throughout his campaign to become president, Trudeau had sought out closer relations with the country.

Eight months later Canada’s prime minister is again readying to meet Trump. This time, however, concerns that Trump will follow through on his promises – from building a wall along the country’s southern border to slapping punitive duties on imports – seem like less of a distant possibility.

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