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Cultural exemptions amongst Canada’s NAFTA demands

OTTAWA – Protection for Canadian broadcasting and publishing are among a list of key demands for a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as talks begin in Washington this week.A CBC report says that Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland will include cultural exemptions among Canada's 10 NAFTA demands.Canada insisted on protections in the old agreement for cultural industries, such as publishing and broadcasting, though the U.S.'s annual report on international trade barriers lists this as an irritant, continues the report.