Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks with reporters as she arrives for a meeting at the US Trade Representative's office Sept. 5, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks with reporters as she arrives for a meeting at the US Trade Representative's office Sept. 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. - 
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The Trump administration says the U.S. and Canada need to reach a new NAFTA agreement by Sunday, or else Canada might get left out. Why Sunday? It’s all about getting a deal signed before Mexico’s current president leaves office Dec. 1, and a bunch of procedural things that need to happen before pen is put to paper. But how firm is the Sunday deadline? 

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