BLOOMBERG: Canada-U.S. Relations Priority for Trudeau Government

08/24/2016

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August 24, 2016

Restoring the bilateral relationship with the U.S. is a top priority for the Canadian government, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Aug. 22.

Trudeau didn’t mention renewed friction on softwood lumber, but he cited the need to pursue shared economic goals as one of three priorities he will pursue when Parliament resumes sitting Sept. 19.

Canada’s relationship with the U.S. was built on shared values and a “unique kind of economic interdependence, and the ongoing challenges include “trade deals,” Trudeau told reporters at a news conference in Sudbury, Ontario, after a two-day cabinet planning session.

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