Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talked with his provincial and regional partners today with an end goal to reassure them about Canada’s economic and security relationship with the United States.
Trudeau spoke about a number of issues, “in particular,” said a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, “the importance of the Canada-U.S. relationship” and the “opportunities presented by the new administration.”
What was talked about was the advances the Trudeau government was making at the national level towards the Donald Trump organisation on issues, for example, softwood lumber and the eventual fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Sources say Trudeau was reassuring the premiers about high-level discussions between bureaucrats and elected officials were continuing admirably.
The regions were urged to proceed with talks at the state-to- province level to guarantee the Canadian point of view through diverse and multi-cultural perspectives.
Trump’s campaign guarantees to renegotiate or scrap NAFTA have set numerous political pioneers in Canada, nervous as they stress over the trading relationship amongst Canada and the U.S. and how it could be upset by the new organisation.
Trump reaffirmed that guarantee Friday when the White House’s site page was upgraded with a segment on trade deals that rehashed the president’s grumbles with NAFTA and what he means to do about it.
“If our partners refuse a renegotiation, that gives American workers a fair deal, then the president will give notice of the United States’ intent to withdraw from NAFTA,” said a posting on Whitehouse.gov.