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Solemn cross-border remembrances slammed headlong into the present-day fight over free trade Tuesday as Canada and the USA resumed their protracted effort to rescue NAFTA on the 17th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in Washington and New York City.

How negotiations play out will determine the fate of numerous jobs and hundreds of billions in trade between the two nations.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said just last week that the process was needed, because Trump "doesn't always follow the rules."

"Even if we gave him everything he wanted - and there is no way we would ever do that - who can say whether he'd be satisfied?" said one source, who declined to be identified given the extreme sensitivity of the situation.

US dairy farmers have long demanded more access to Canada's market and also are unhappy about a Canadian decision to allow farmers to sell milk protein products to the country's processors at a lower price, cutting off American supplies.

"There is not going to be a deal - period - unless there is a compromise in that area because that is what he campaigned on and it's stuck to him and he's stuck with it", Mulroney said.

Concerned hopefulness seems to be a good description for the many Canadians awaiting the outcome of negotiations to update trade arrangements among the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Trudeau has been signalling in recent days that Canada might be prepared to show some flexibility there.

Discussions weren't expected to get going again until the end of the week.

Data released on Wednesday showed the US trade deficit hit a five-month high of $50 billion. Class 7 has to go.

"He has great confidence and trust in Lighthizer".

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Chrystia Freeland, Canada's foreign minister, returned to Washington on Tuesday for talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

"When it comes to Trump tweets there's a discount premium to them", said Carleton University professor and foreign policy expert Fen Hampson, who advises Trudeau to "hunker down, say nothing, not rise to the bait".

"That has been the right decision", Freeland said late Tuesday of the mutual agreement to avoid publicly disclosing details of the talks. Eares are on the ground for USA and China developments but at the fore again was the NAFTA negotiations.

What should Canada do at the NAFTA negotiating table?

NAFTA negotiations resumed Tuesday morning as Americans marked the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

He added that the Office of the United States Trade Representative wants to wrap up talks with Canada quickly.

But U.S. economists argue the dispute resolution is "on the balance".

No word yet on when she might return to Washington to continue NAFTA talks.

Tensions are high between Canada and our neighbours to the south.

Canada and the US are trying to finalize a text that could be submitted to Congress by the end of the month to join the deal the Trump administration signed with Mexico.

Democrats hope to take control of the U.S. Congress from Trump's fellow Republicans in November congressional elections.

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