Yes, this publication is called the Week Ahead, but give us some license to focus instead on the week gone by. There were so many crosscurrents in play that we’ll set aside the developing US-China trade war to key in on Canadian news.
First, there were signs that the US was softening its position on autos at the NAFTA negotiating table. Don’t get too excited about that just yet. There are still huge gaps between the parties on government procurement, dispute settlement and other key chapters.