With NAFTA modernization negotiations around the corner, Canada's winning strategy is essentially staying quiet says a former Canadian prime minister who led talks on the pact in the 1990s.
"What we should do is what we've been doing: We keep our heads down and our mouths shut," said Brian Mulroney, who served as Canada's prime minister from 1984 to 1993. Besides negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mulroney also was behind an earlier free trade deal in 1988.
There's been a trade spat with the U.S. and Canada over everything from dairy and aerospace to softwood lumber. Also, Trump has taken to Twitter to lash out at some of Canada's trade policies, even calling Canada a "disgrace" for its treatment of American dairy farmers.
"Don't take the bait," Mulroney said, the paper reported. "We deal with this at the negotiating table."