Provincial Point of View
March 14, 2017
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PREMIER HEADED TO IOWA TO PROMOTE IMPORTANCE OF CANADA-U.S.TRADE
Premier Brad Wall is travelling to Iowa this week to promote the critical importance of Canada’s and Saskatchewan’s trade relationship with the United States.
Wall will visit Des Moines, the state capital, on Wednesday March 15 to take part in a “Canada Day at the Capitol” program organized by the Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis.
The trip comes as a result of discussions with Prime Minister Trudeau. Wall offered Saskatchewan’s assistance in engaging with the United States at the national and state level.
The Prime Minister asked the Premier to represent Canada in Iowa, along with Andrew Leslie, Parliamentary Secretary to the federal Minister of Foreign Affairs (Canada-U.S. Relations).
“Canada and the United States have forged one the most successful economic partnerships the world has ever seen,” Wall said. “Millions of families on both sides of the borders benefit from trade. Now, more than ever, we need to actively promote the advantages of trade and point out the dangers of protectionism. We must be vigilant in protecting our shared prosperity.”
Read the entire news release here.
Premier Wall will begin by addressing the Iowa House at 7:30am tomorrow, followed by the State Senate. For those wishing to watch the links are below:
Iowa House Live Steam: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/dashboard?view=videoLive&chamber=H
Iowa Senate Live Stream: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/dashboard?view=videoLive&chamber=S