Published: Tue, February 14, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Trump expects only 'tweaking' of trade relationship with Canada

Trump expects only 'tweaking' of trade relationship with Canada

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of both Canada and my heart, met with President Trump at the White House today to discuss trade and, hopefully, not going to war with Canada, but who knows!

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the high ground Monday in Washington when asked about his country's refugee policy compared to President Trump's, saying he doesn't "lecture" other countries. While Trudeau has repeatedly and publicly welcomed refugees to Canada, Trump issued an executive order earlier this month to temporarily bar refugees and restrict immigrants from entering the U.S.

After an Oval Office meeting, Trump and Trudeau will attend what each side is billing as a major act of bilateral cooperation: A "roundtable discussion" on "the advancement of women entrepreneurs and business leaders".

The Canada-US border has been a highly talked about topic in Canada in recent weeks as refugees have started pouring over the land border, which is the largest global border in the world.

Shenfeld did, however, point out that the issue of a border tax on imports to the US, which could prove disruptive to a wide range of industries, was not mentioned by either Trump or Trudeau. "There has been no Prime Minister to stand and say a Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian". The two leaders have spoken over the phone before, with Mr. Trudeau reiterating his support for the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines on two separate occasions.

Mr Trump was at Dulles airport to greet Mr Trudeau on arrival, after heavy winds forced the Prime Minister's plane to be diverted from Andrews Air Force Base.

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Canadians have become more supportive of NAFTA since Trump's election victory on November 8, a poll from the Angus Reid Institute showed on Monday.

Mr Trump has few women in his Cabinet.

During his prepared remarks, Trump highlighted some of the ways that he feels the USA and Canada will work together.

Prime Minister Trudeau deserves credit for not bursting into laughter while Trump was rambling on and trying to cover up his complete lack of knowledge.

Stephen Schwarzman, also a Wall Street tycoon, has said "things should go well for Canada" if the president renegotiates NAFTA because Canada isn't like other countries.

Forestry is one of Northeastern Ontario's most important industries, and Angus said he has seen nothing that has convinced him it is no longer threatened by Trump's "America first" trade agenda.

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