NAFTA talks could be done by 2019 election Mulroney

OTTAWA -- Former prime minister Brian Mulroney says it"s possible the NAFTA renegotiation will be done in time for the 2019 federal election, but he warns Canada and the U.S. need to solve their softwood lumber woes soon or risk the long-running trade irritant derailing the broader trade talks.

Mulroney, who as prime minister from 1984 to 1993 led the efforts on both the Canada-U.S. free trade agreement and NAFTA, says Canada should prepare for a long-distance run, not a sprint, when it comes to rejigging the 23-year-old agreement.

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