Free Trade Faces Fallout From U.S. Elections

Posted on Saturday, January 27 at 15:15 by jensonj
Barry Appleton Appleton was referring to the fact that Bush's second and final term as president is nearing its end, in 2008. He will be required by law to leave office, because U.S. presidents are only allowed to serve a maximum of two four-year terms. Appleton's comments come in wake of the controversial softwood lumber deal and tighter U.S. rules on cross-border travel, which have resulted in a sharp decline in U.S. visitors to Canada. "Washington, D.C., is in a tremendous amount of flux right now," said Appleton. Trade is one of the most important issues coming forward for Congress, he contended. "Most of the people who were recently elected don't like trade very much, and they don't like trade with Mexico," said Appleton. "They don't really know that much about Canadians, unless they happen to be in the border states, in which case you substitute the word Mexican for Canadian and say the same thing (about Americans not liking trade with Canada)." http://www.businessedge.ca/article.cfm/newsID/14502.cfm [Proofreader's note: this article was edited for spelling and typos on January 29, 2007]

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