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Mexico: Trudeau widely applauded as he addresses Mexican Congress on NAFTA and gender rights02:43

Mexico: Trudeau widely applauded as he addresses Mexican Congress on NAFTA and gender rights

Mexico, Mexico City
October 14, 2017 at 01:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke before the Mexican Congress in Mexico City, Friday, during his visit to the Central American country to discuss the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Trudeau spoke about the NAFTA deal, saying that progressive labour standards will bolster support among Canada, Mexico and the US and create a " win-win-win" situations for the countries.

The Canadian Prime Minister then touched on the gender chapter introduced by Mexico within the NAFTA deal.

"Just yesterday I met with civil society leaders here in Mexico City and I heard stories about the treatment of women and girls that are unacceptable," said Trudeau before challenging the Senate to use its position of power "to continue to strongly push for the rights of women and girls in Mexico and around the world."

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke before the Mexican Congress in Mexico City, Friday, during his visit to the Central American country to discuss the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Trudeau spoke about the NAFTA deal, saying that progressive labour standards will bolster support among Canada, Mexico and the US and create a " win-win-win" situations for the countries.

The Canadian Prime Minister then touched on the gender chapter introduced by Mexico within the NAFTA deal.

"Just yesterday I met with civil society leaders here in Mexico City and I heard stories about the treatment of women and girls that are unacceptable," said Trudeau before challenging the Senate to use its position of power "to continue to strongly push for the rights of women and girls in Mexico and around the world."

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