Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Premier Says Good Canada-U.S. Trade Relations Require 'Diligence'

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Premier Says Good Canada-U.S. Trade Relations Require 'Diligence'

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Premier wants 'diligence' in trade relations

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DES MOINE, Iowa - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has told Iowa legislators that it's important Canada and the United States enhance their trade relations, especially at a time when there is debate about the future of their relationship.

Wall was speaking in Des Moines to the state's House of Representatives on the $1.4-trillion trade and investment relationship between the two countries and on the value of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Wall is in Iowa at the request of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after the premier offered Saskatchewan's help to promote trade.

Wall says the Canada-U.S. trade relationship represents an integration of both nation's economies.

He cited as an example Saskatchewan farmers who plant and harvest their crops using machinery manufactured in Iowa.

Wall's itinerary also included remarks to the Iowa Senate, meetings with Gov. Terry Branstad and a roundtable discussion with state agricultural organizations. …

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