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MP Hoback ‘disappointed’ in lack of Trudeau-Pelosi contact as USMCA talks get testy south of border

By Neil Moss      

But observers of the Ottawa-Washington relationship say it isn't a pressing concern for Mr. Trudeau to speak with the leader of the U.S. House Democrats.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, is in the middle of negotiations with the White House over the implementation of the USMCA in the House of Representatives, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, is set to table a USMCA implementation bill in the House of Commons. Photograph courtesy of Gage Skidmore/Flickr and The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

As the Canadian government prepares to table an implementation bill for the renegotiated North American trade pact in the House of Commons, an opposition MP says he’s “surprised” the prime minister hasn’t spoken to the American politician in charge of shepherding the agreement through the U.S. House of Representatives.

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