Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke by phone with President Donald Trump on a day the United States revealed it might use the threat of tariffs as a negotiating tactic to force a quick NAFTA deal.
Some critics bemoaned the timing of a decision to dive into a new Asia-Pacific trade zone.
Here's a brief guide to what such a withdrawal announcement would likely mean.
U.S. trade representative wants Canada to raise its duty free threshold under renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement.
NAFTA renegotiations, manufacturing numbers and more this week in Canadian business.
Trade talks will be extended into 2018, and the next negotiating round is being pushed back in a tacit admission that negotiators aren't going to meet their original deadline for a deal by year-end.
U.S. demands termination clause that would end NAFTA after five years, unless its member countries explicitly opted to renew it.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is heading to Mexico today in the aftermath of a day's worth of meetings in Washington, D.C., largely focused on saving the trilateral trade pact.
Round three of NAFTA negotiations, Alibaba's founder comes to Canada and analysts watch for hints of future interest rate hikes in Poloz's latest speech.