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Canada will press trade with Obama and lobby against anti-NAFTA talk: Wilson
Date: Sunday, January 25 2009
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Canada will work swiftly to sell U.S. president-elect Barack Obama on the importance of the countries' trade relationship and lobby against any protectionist anti-NAFTA talk, ambassador to the United States Michael Wilson said Monday.


The North American Free Trade Agreement was frequently attacked during the Democratic primaries for costing Americans jobs and Wilson said that promoting an even stronger trade relationship with the U.S. will be a priority for Canada.


"We must continue to work together to deepen and strengthen this trading relationship that's been so beneficial for both of our countries," Wilson said during a speech to the Canadian Club of Toronto.


"We'll impress that view on the new administration and particularly on Congress, where protectionist measures are more likely to be felt."






Canada will work swiftly to sell U.S. president-elect Barack Obama on the importance of the countries' trade relationship and lobby against any protectionist anti-NAFTA talk, ambassador to the United States Michael Wilson said Monday.


The North American Free Trade Agreement was frequently attacked during the Democratic primaries for costing Americans jobs and Wilson said that promoting an even stronger trade relationship with the U.S. will be a priority for Canada.


"We must continue to work together to deepen and strengthen this trading relationship that's been so beneficial for both of our countries," Wilson said during a speech to the Canadian Club of Toronto.


"We'll impress that view on the new administration and particularly on Congress, where protectionist measures are more likely to be felt."


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