VIDEO: Mexico 'unfairly winning' auto battle under NAFTA, says Unifor leader

Jerry Dias says Canada can't let Trump set economic agenda

Unifor National President Jerry Dias says Canada should take the lead in the renegotiation of NAFTA.

“The bottom line is we need to be aggressive. We can’t let Donald Trump control the economic agenda here in Canada,” Dias said in an interview Monday morning on Business News Network.

While Dias focused on softwood lumber, he had thoughts on the auto sector, which he said, “has no borders.”

“Mexico is unfairly winning the battle,” Dias said. “Pre-NAFTA, Mexico’s auto industry was minuscule at best. They’re on the verge of making four million vehicles a year. In Canada, we’re heading down to two million vehicles a year. I suggest we get in and fix it immediately.”

You can watch the entire interview below.

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