Trudeau at the economic mission in the United States in February

News 19 January, 2018
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    Friday, 19 January 2018 12:05

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    OTTAWA – In the context of the branding exercise conducted by their government since the beginning of the year, Justin Trudeau will go to the United States in February to extol the benefits of economic cooperation.

    From 7 to 10 February, the prime minister of Canada will stop at Chicago, Illinois, before going to Los Angeles and San Francisco, California.

    Mr. Trudeau will deliver a speech at the Institute of politics of the University of Chicago, which will focus among others on the economic relationship between Canada and the United States.

    In Los Angeles, he will deliver a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, an organization for the promotion of democracy. The prime minister will defend “the interconnection of the canadian and u.s. economies,” said the firm.

    Finally, Justin Trudeau, will speak in San Francisco with entrepreneurs to discuss business opportunities.

    “I’m looking forward to meet again with leaders of governments and businesses in the United States to explore new opportunities of collaboration and growth”, he said in a statement.

    Since the beginning of the month of January, many of the representatives of the Trudeau government went south of the border to meet with leaders and business people from all walks of life. These efforts occur at the approach of the sixth round of renegotiation of the free trade Agreement north american (NAFTA), which starts on January 23 in Montreal.

    Several experts note that, in the face of threats of the withdrawal from the NAFTA, the american president, the canadian strategy appears to be to put pressure on the political and economic actors so that they bring Donald Trump to soften its positions.