Canada says it will be tough challenge to get trade deal ratified by U.S.

FILE PHOTO: Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland at a news conference following a meeting with Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday said it would be a “tough challenge” to get a new three-nation continental trade agreement ratified by the United States. 

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement was signed in November 2018 but formal U.S. approval has been held up by Democratic lawmakers pressing for changes, including steps on drug protections.

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