For Immediate Release
Federal government working to strengthen Canada-US relations
February 7, 2018 – Ottawa, ON
Maintaining and strengthening Canada-U.S. Relations is important to the federal government. Canada and the United States have the world’s most secure, peaceful and longest border. This relationship is essential to the wellbeing of Canadian communities, especially those such as Thunder Bay—Rainy River, which are located very close to the American border. This is good news for Northwestern Ontario says Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, as the increased collaboration will create more opportunities for people on both sides of the border.
The Prime Minister will travel to the United States from February 7 to 10. This visit, which includes stops in Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, will provide an opportunity for the Prime Minister to further strengthen the bonds between Canada and the United States.
While in Chicago today, the Prime Minister will deliver a keynote speech at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics to highlight the importance of a prosperous middle class, a stronger Canada-US relationship, and exploring new opportunities for collaboration and growth between the nations.
Last week the honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, was in New York City talking to the Council on Foreign Relations about the important ties that bind Americans and Canadians.
“Strengthening our relationship with the United States is very important to this government. Not only is the US an essential trading partner, we also share deep historic and cultural ties. We have a longstanding relationship founded upon centuries of working together.”
- Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River