May 17, 2018 – 8:06am

It now looks increasingly likely – but not a certainty at this hour – that the May 17 deadline for the conclusion of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will not be met by Canada, Mexico and the United States.

The Toronto Star reports, “No NAFTA deal will be reached by the Thursday deadline imposed by a top U.S. legislator, a Canadian government source and Mexico’s economy secretary said on Wednesday. U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says a…