Next week the United States, Canada, and Mexico will enter their sixth round of talks to renegotiate NAFTA. Where do negotiations stand and what is the Canadian government’s position on finding a path forward?  We asked Andrew Scheer, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, about his party’s stance on the negotiations and the current state of U.S.-Canada relations in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.



Andrew Scheer is the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. He was first elected Member of Parliament for Regina-Qu’Appelle in 2004 by defeating the longest-serving member of the House of Commons. Re-elected four more times, he held the position of Speaker of the House of Commons from 2011 to 2015, becoming the youngest Speaker in Canadian history. After the 2015 election, Andrew served as the Official Opposition House Leader before successfully seeking the Conservative leadership.


John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming. Previously he served as host and producer of Dialogue at the Wilson Center and Close Up on C-SPAN. He also teaches a course on politics and media for Penn State’s Washington Program.