Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Notley Says Canada Will Have Lots of Allies If Trump Goes after Energy Trade

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Notley Says Canada Will Have Lots of Allies If Trump Goes after Energy Trade

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Notley says Trump supporters want Canadian energy

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GUANGZHOU, China - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to have some unhappy supporters south of the border if he goes after Canadian energy with trade sanctions.

Notley, who is on a trade mission in China, says she doesn't know what Trump was talking about last week when he lumped energy in with what he considers are other trade irritants, including softwood lumber and dairy.

"We're not exactly sure what it is he was referring to," Notley said in a conference call Monday. "We're trying to get a sense of that."

She noted that many of Trump's backers need and want energy from north of the border, so Canada is likely to have a lot of allies.

"The leadership of the U.S. administration is going to find that they have a lot of their own stakeholders reminding them how much they need Canadian energy," she said. …

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