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Quebec’s NAFTA Negotiator: Playoffs Haven’t Started Yet

Raymond Bachand visited Houston to talk about Quebec-Texas trade and the North American Free Trade Agreement

Quebec’s chief NAFTA negotiator, former Canadian finance minister Raymond Bachand, is not concerned that Canada will be shut out of a new NAFTA deal.

The future of the North American Free Trade Agreement continues to be up in the air as the United States, Mexico and Canada are renegotiating NAFTA.

Or are they?

Canada has been on the sidelines as the U.S. and Mexico have worked toward an agreement.

This week, the chief NAFTA negotiator for Canada’s Quebec province, Raymond Bachand, was in Houston to talk about trade between Canada and the U.S., including Quebec and Texas.

We caught up with him at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Click the audio above to listen to the interview.

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Florian Martin

Florian Martin

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Florian Martin is currently the News 88.7 business reporter. Florian’s stories can frequently be heard on other public radio stations throughout Texas and on NPR nationwide. Some of them have earned him awards from Texas AP Broadcasters and the Houston Press Club. Florian is a native of Germany. His studies...

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