THREE AMIGOS’ PUSH TRADE AT OTTAWA SUMMIT
The leaders of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico on Wednesday emphasized their commitment to free trade and integrated markets, offering a counterweight to popular sentiment in North America and Europe threatening to sap support for deeper integration. Meeting after last week’s referendum in the U.K. to leave the European Union disrupted markets and shook the global political order, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosted U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in Ottawa this week for a recurrent meeting sometimes called the Three Amigos summit.
“The integration of national economies into a global economy—that’s here. That’s done,” Mr. Obama said. “The question is under what terms are we going to shape that economy.”