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Conservatives ought to use ‘street cred’ with Republicans to blitz Trump-friendly media to support united Canadian front: Tory foreign affairs critic

By Emily Haws      

‘I don't think I’ve ever seen Canada more united in our stand,’ says 24-year Liberal MP Wayne Easter, co-chair of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump have hit what some observers say is a historic low in Canada-U.S. ties recently over trade, but Parliamentarians are putting on a united front backing the Canadian government and reaching out to U.S. counterparts to stress the importance of the Canada-U.S. relationship. Photograph courtesy of Global Affairs Canada
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The Conservative foreign affairs critic says he and his caucus colleagues ought to use their "street cred" with American Republicans to blitz conservative media outlets and defend Canada to the U.S. president's base amid a united front from Parliamentarians of all stripes backing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s response to the Trump administration's harsh criticism of Canada on the weekend. Conservative foreign affairs critic Erin O’Toole (Durham, Ont.) said since it’s unlikely that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Papineau, Que.) or Foreign

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