Trump’s pick for ambassador to Canada talks NAFTA at U.S. Senate nomination hearing

While the two countries have strong trade ties, 'I believe we can do even better,' Kelly Knight Craft told members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. She said she would promote 'free and fair trade to ensure that American businesses and workers can compete on a level playing field.'


‘Full court press’ by ministers, Trudeau ahead of NAFTA negotiations

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe during a Q&A session with governors after his keynote address to the National Governors Association last week in Providence, R.I. Photograph courtesy of the PMO

An active cabinet is key to Canada’s new approach to U.S. relations, say former diplomats, current Parliamentarians.

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    Saturday , July 22 , 2017

    Manitoba Senator Marilou McPhedran of the Independent Senators Group celebrates her birthday today. She turns 66.

    Saturday , July 22 , 2017

    Liberal MP Brenda Shanahan (Châteauguay-Lacolle, Que.) celebrates her birthday today. She turns 59.

    Tuesday , July 25 , 2017

    July 25-27 at Evraz Place, Regina, Sask., First Nations chiefs, elders, women, and youth from across the country will gather in Regina, under the theme “Our Priority: Our Children, Our Future,” to discuss First Nations priorities and set strategic direction for the coming year at the AFN’s annual national gathering. AFN national chief Perry Bellegarde will deliver his opening address, and regional leaders, cabinet ministers, and others will attend and address the assembly. More information is available on the AFN website at

    Saturday , July 29 , 2017

    The Honda Celebration of Light is one of Vancouver’s largest festivals, attracting 1.4 million people to food, music, and fireworks. The fireworks happen Saturday, July 29 (Japan), Wednesday, Aug. 2 (United Kingdom), and Saturday, Aug. 5 (Canada).

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