Agriculture MinisterÂ Lawrence MacAulayÂ is hosting U.S. Secretary of AgricultureÂ Sonny Perdue at his family farm in Midgell, P.E.I., amid an escalating tiff between Canada and the U.S. over trade.
The Liberals are backingÂ Lina Boivin, a local businesswoman, while the Conservatives are throwing their support behindÂ Richard Martel, formerÂ coachÂ of the Chicoutimi SaguenĂ©ens' junior hockey team.
Even though Canada-U.S. relations have hit a low point following an onslaught of lashings from U.S. President Donald Trump and his advisers, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland can likely expect a warm reception.
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