New American lawmakers need ‘continual massaging’ to grasp Canada-U.S. dynamic, say MPs
By Neil MossFeb. 6, 2019
Members of the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group should be making monthly trips to Washington to help grease the wheels on the new NAFTA, says Liberal MP John McKay.
Members of the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group, including, from left, NDP MP Brian Masse, Liberal MPs John McKay and Wayne Easter, and Conservative MP Randy Hoback, emphasize the importance of cross-border outreach, especially with so many new members of Congress. The Hill Times file photographs and The Hill Times photgraph by Andrew Meade
With 100 new members in the Congress, MPs in a friendship group of Canadian and American legislators say work needs to be done to establish new relations with their incoming southern counterparts.
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