(Alexander Panetta – Canadian Press)
It’s like a day of Canada-U.S. political speed-dating: Dozens of American governors, several Canadian federal and provincial representatives, holding meetings in quick succession, hoping to leave a good impression before the relationship gets tested by the cold reality of trade negotiations.
They’re all converging today at a Rhode Island convention centre where about three-dozen U.S. state governors are holding their annual summer meeting, with trade uncertainty looming ahead.
The Canadian side will be led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: he will deliver a keynote address, participate in a public panel, hold separate meetings with five state governors, and have a formal one-on-one session with Vice-President Mike Pence. Click here to read more.