There’s a new trade deal, but what does that actually mean outside the political bubble? If you’re Canadian, how will your wallet handle the new NAFT—sorry, the new USMCA? What’s next for the industries that stood to lose or gain thousands of jobs and billions of dollars depending on the final text? And has the intense 15-month process, which included threats, insults, retaliatory tariffs and a whole lot of rhetoric permanently damaged relations between Canada and the United States?
Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau made nice, but there’s no question all will not be forgotten. Cormac MacSweeney, Parliament Hill reporter for CityNews and Rogers news radio stations across the country, shows us what time might reveal about this agreement, a few lesser-known clauses that we might end up very familiar with, and takes us on a little trip along a very bizarre memory lane.