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Food supply, emergency vehicle repair: keeping Canada-U.S. trade open key to fight against COVID-19, say stakeholders

By Neil Moss, Mike Lapointe      

The 'biggest point of concern right now' is 'making sure that we keep those shipments of fresh vegetables and other commodities rolling in by truck across the border, truck or train,' says John Manley.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pictured with U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence, who now heads the White House Coronavirus Task Force, on May 30, 2019. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

With the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic having shifted to the United States, industry stakeholders say Canada-U.S. trade is too vital for cross-border commerce to be halted.

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