Justin Trudeau has made a barely disguised jab at Donald Trump’s inward-focused ‘America First’ doctrine, imploring governors from across the US to promote a “thinner border” with Canada.
Becoming the first Canadian Prime Minister to speak at the National Governors’ Association – he told the the US governors gathered in Providence, Rhode Island, that the US-Canada relationship was “a model for the world” and both sides must continue to work to “get it right”.
“Sometimes getting it right means refusing to take the politically tempting shortcuts. More trade barriers, more local content provisions, more preferential access for homegrown players and government procurement, for example, does not help working families over the long term or even the midterm,”…
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