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Ontario Premier Reaches Out to U.S. Governors to Win Allies on Free Trade

Posted April 07, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(Jessica Smith Cross – Canadian Press)

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is reaching out to U.S. governors in the hopes of winning free trade allies, fearing a proposed Buy American bill in New York state could trigger a domino effect in other states.

Wynne talked trade in a phone call with Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Thursday afternoon, and is headed to Illinois on Monday to meet with business leaders and deliver the same pro-trade message to Gov. Bruce Rauner, the premier’s office told The Canadian Press.

Wynne has also already met with the governors of Michigan and Vermont, and spoken with governors of Indiana, Wisconsin, Colorado and Mississippi. Click here to read more.

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