A Professor of Political Studies at the University of Saskatchewan believes the new United States Mexico Canada Agreement will be approved following the U-S mid-term elections.
Joe Garcea figures the deal will not get bogged down in partisan politics as both the Democrats and Republicans realize how difficult it was for negotiators to strike the deal and neither would benefit from forcing several amendments. Garcea also says there is sufficient time to meet the approval deadlines in the Republican controlled Senate as well as the House of Representatives controlled by the Democrats and expects debate to start in the new-year. The U-of-S Professor doesn’t foresee significant changes for Saskatchewan under the new trade deal. Garcea feels its effects in the province over the short and long term will be similar to NAFTA.