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Trump Warms to North America Trade ‘Fortress,’ Canada Envoy Says

Posted June 16, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(Josh Wingrove – Bloomberg)

Canada’s ambassador to Washington is striking an upbeat tone on looming trade talks with President Donald Trump’s administration, saying the U.S. is now warming to cooperating with Mexico and Canada on trade.

In a pair of Ottawa appearances this week, David MacNaughton said while challenges lie ahead, Canadian ties with the White House are as close as they were under Barack Obama’s administration and Canada will “end up coming out of all this better than we are now.”

The tone in Washington is beginning to change, he said, with anti-globalization talk subsiding and key Trump cabinet figures starting to echo an argument advanced by David Petraeus and Robert Zoellick for expanded North American cooperation. Click here to read more.