Canada’s Trudeau tells US governors to ditch ‘America First’ – BBC News

Trudeau tells US governors to ditch ‘America First’

July 14, 2017 – BBC News

Canada’ PM Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told governors from across the US to ditch the “America First” motto.

His National Governors’ Association speech in Rhode Island on Friday July 14, was a first for a Canadian prime minister. In his speech, Mr Trudeau urged US governors to embrace their neighbour to the north and avoid protectionism.

It is all a part of his aggressive strategy to promote a “thinner border” ahead of vital trade talks with the US renegotiating the Nafta treaty.   

President Donald Trump has made “America First” his mantra, shaping his policies on trade and immigration.    

But Mr Trudeau, who is a fierce advocate of free trade, told the governors protectionist policies “kill growth”.

Read more: http://www.:bc.com/news/world-us-canada-40612669

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