The Trump Administration has proclaimed an “America First” trade agenda, signalling a new age of protectionism.
Unfortunately, limiting trade won’t help American workers. Instead, it jeopardizes the 9 million jobs supported by trade with Canada.
Now is the time to emphasize the important relationship between our countries. In Atlantic Canada alone, the value of trade with America approaches 30 billion dollars per year.
A free flow of goods allows consumers in both countries to access cheaper goods and services. Greater exchange produces more jobs and wealth.
U.S. trade and investment in Atlantic Canada is vital. To protect our interests, Ottawa must step up and defend cross-border trade in Washington.