On Tuesday, they head to Winnipeg to discuss Indigenous issues, and later this week, will be in Calgary for energy and trade talks.
The new NAFTA deal, trade talks, and immigration issues will be top of mind for eight U.S. Democratic and Republican Congressional staffers who are touring Canada this week. It kicked off today with a visit to the U.S. Embassy and a briefing on Canada-U.S. relations. From left to right, they are: Republican staffers Michele Gargiulo of Mississippi Congressman Steve Palazoo's office, Robert Aery from Oklahoma Congressman Kevin Hern's office, Jesse Garza from Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy's office, Peter Jenks from Utah Congressman Rob Bishop's office, Democratic staffer Susie Byrd from Texas Congresswoman Veronica Escobar's office, Republican staffer Debra Fansler from Illinois Congressman John Shimkus' office, and Democratic staffers Chris Flores from Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee's office, and Jessica Mier from California Congresswoman Susan Davis' office. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
As Canada inches closer to the upcoming federal election, some Republican staffers say there’s a growing impatience with the Democrats over their refusal to bring the new NAFTA to a vote in the House.
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A number of unions have registered as third party advertisers in the lead up to the October election, but PSAC, PIPSC and CUPW, all big spenders in 2015, haven't locked down their exact spending goals yet.
Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner