One has to wonder how Canada can presume to dictate individual labor policies for states in other countries, but that is precisely what our neighbor to the north is looking to do! At meetings earlier this month to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian negotiators demanded the United States enact federal legislation that would effectively block right-to-work laws in the individual states. Unlikely as it may be, Canada contends that right-to-work, which prohibits the payment of union dues as a precondition to employment, has the effect of lowering standards of labor and thereby grants an unfair advantage to American companies. Further, the Trudeau government claims that lower labor costs in the US and Mexico are bleeding jobs from the Canadian economy. A third round of NAFTA negotiations will be held in Canada this weekend. Currently, 28 states have right to work laws on their books.