Tuesday, June 28, 2016

North American Leaders To Meet On Wednesday To Discuss Climate Change And Brexit

US President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will meet in Ottawa for a North American leaders' Summit. NDTV

Bloomberg: North American Leaders Meet, With Brexit and Trump Clouding Ties

* Obama, Trudeau and Pena Nieto hold summit Wednesday in Ottawa
* U.K. vote, U.S. presidential race weigh on pro-trade agenda

The shadow of Brexit and rising protectionist sentiment loom large as U.S. President Barack Obama meets his North American counterparts to bolster the world’s largest trading bloc.

Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto hold the so-called Three Amigos summit Wednesday in Ottawa, with fallout from the U.K.’s vote last week to leave the European Union raising pressure to show confidence in their own alliance. The countries will vow to produce more clean power and cut methane emissions while strengthening economic ties.

Risks to North America are palpable, as Brexit roils global financial markets and anti-trade rhetoric ramps up in the U.S. presidential campaign. The meeting -- Obama’s last, and Trudeau’s first -- comes amid opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership and disputes over visas, lumber, and beef. Yet all three countries see the summit as an opportunity to double down on easing trade barriers.

Read more ....

Update #1: Three amigos meet: What you’ve missed and what to watch for this week (Globe and Mail)
Update #2: Three Amigos, five important results for Trudeau, Obama and Peña Nieto (Globe and Mail)
Update #3: Climate Change High on Agenda as Obama and Trudeau Meet for Summit (NYT)

WNU Editor: Two of the three leaders are lame ducks .... do not expect much from this get-together.


TWN said...

The unfunny Three Stooges.

Bob Huntley said...

Maybe but BOHICA. Bend over here it comes again.