What killing NAFTA could mean for jobs in Western Canada

While U.S. President Donald Trump continues to play chicken with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto over the North American Free Trade Agreement, Maclean’s details what the end of the the deal might mean for jobs in Western Canada.

The article contends that in 2013, at least 9 per cent of all jobs in western provinces were supported by U.S.-bound exports. Fifty-three per cent of B.C. exports went to the U.S. that year, it adds.

The bottom line: any cancellation or renegotiation of NAFTA would have huge implications for Canadian exporters.