Canada reaffirms Canada-United States partnership
Nov. 8, 2019
Global Korean Post
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau together with Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs met on Nov. 6 with United States House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal and Committee members Suzan DelBene, Brendan Boyle, and Drew Ferguson.
The Prime Minister and the U.S. Representatives reaffirmed the strength of the Canada-United States partnership, and discussed progress being made towards the ratification of the new North American Free Trade Agreement and Canada’s efforts to support labour reforms in Mexico. They agreed on the importance of continued strong relations for the benefit of people, jobs, and businesses on both sides of the border.
Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs was joined by Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour and by the Honourable Wayne Easter, Chair of the Canada-United-States Inter-Parliamentary Group, for a portion of the meeting.
The meeting was an occasion to discuss the ratification process for the new NAFTA and the shared commitment between Canada and the United States to support the implementation of important labour reforms in Mexico. Minister Freeland and members of the congressional delegation also discussed issues of importance to both Canada and the United States and committed to continue to work together to further strengthen the long-standing bilateral relationship between our countries.