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PM says Canada won't be bullied into new NAFTA deal

Helene Laroche, left, operation director AP60 technology centre, speaks to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard during a visit of the Rio Tinto AP60 aluminum plant Monday, March 12, 2018 in Saguenay, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he understands that the U-S is eager to wrap up the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations, and Canada is just as enthusiastic to get things finished.

But he stresses Canada will not be bullied into a deal.

Trudeau is touring Canadian steel and aluminium companies to show support for workers concerned that an exemption from American steel and aluminum tariffs is only temporary.

The U-S has hinted that the decision to excuse Canada and Mexico from the tariffs on steel and aluminum might be dependent on the result of trade negotiations.