Jul 14, 2017

Trudeau tells US governors to ditch 'America First'

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told governors from across the US to ditch the "America First" motto. In his speech, Mr Trudeau urged US governors to embrace their neighbour to the north and avoid protectionism. Earlier in the day, Mr Trudeau had talks with governors from Wisconsin, Kentucky, Rhode Island and Iowa. Nafta is a controversial trade deal between US, Mexico and Canada, which Mr Trump has threatened to rip up because he said it is unfair to the US. With Nafta renegotiations set to begin in August, Canada must use whatever time is left to convince leaders that bilateral trade between the two countries must be a priority. At the governors meeting, Mr Trudeau said "Nafta isn't perfect" but that states should urge the federal government to fix it, instead of scrapping it all together.

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