September 30 is seen by some as the deadline for completing US-Canada NAFTA negotiation. The legal text has to be produced by October 1 so as for the current Mexican government to sign before leaving office on November 30. But Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brushed off the deadline.
He said yesterday that “we have seen various deadlines put forward as markers to work for.” And, “we’ll do the work and try and get there as quick as we can, but we’re going to make sure that we’re doing what is necessary to get the right deal for Canadians.”
Also, Trump appeared to have mused about renaming NAFTA to USMC, and said the “C” could be dropped if Canada didn’t sign on. Trudeau said there were “things that we’re working on very seriously, rolling up our sleeves on. I don’t think we’ve spent much time talking about what the name or potential name or renaming could be.”