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20:45  30 may  2019
20:45  30 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that President Donald Trump is a "great friend of the Canadian people" and that the U . S .- Canada relationship has " never been stronger

Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the U . S .- Canada relationship has " never been stronger ," less than a year after a trade tiff had chilled the allies' historically warm ties. Pence was in the Canadian capital hoping to build momentum to pass a new trade deal with

Pence says U.S.-Canada relationship has 'never been stronger'© The Associated Press Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence in his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday May 30, 2019. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

OTTAWA, Ontario — Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the U.S.-Canada relationship has "never been stronger," less than a year after a trade tiff had chilled the allies' historically warm ties.

Pence was in the Canadian capital hoping to build momentum to pass a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico.

President Donald Trump recently removed U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, clearing a roadblock to a North American trade deal that his team negotiated last year. The trade penalties were a sore point in relations that reached a low last summer when Trump called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "weak" and "dishonest" after the Canadian-hosted Group of Seven summit of major industrial nations.

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OTTAWA, Ontario — Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that President Donald Trump is a "great friend of the Canadian people" and that the U . S .- Canada relationship has " never been stronger ," less than a year after Trump assailed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in

Vice President Mike Pence says the U . S .- Canada relationship has " never been stronger ," less than a year after a trade tiff had chilled the allies' Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and U . S . Vice President Mike Pence listen during a joint news conference in Ottawa, Thursday, May 30, 2019.

"Trump and I believe the relationship between the United States and Canada has never been stronger and that is a reflection of his leadership and your leadership," Pence told Trudeau.

The new trade deal , signed in November by the leaders of the three nations , is meant to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. The pact needs approval from lawmakers in each country, and several key U.S. lawmakers and Canada were threatening to reject it unless the tariffs were removed.

Democrats in Washington now want stronger enforcement of labor standards and they oppose a provision that protects drugmakers from competition.

Trudeau said his talks with Pence will focus on the ratification process.

Trudeau previously said he also intended to raise the issue of women's rights in the U.S., where several states have enacted anti-abortion measures . Pence is a well-known opponent of abortion.

Pence in Canada as he looks to build momentum on trade deal

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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the U . S .- Canada relationship has " never been stronger ," less than a year after a trade tiff had chilled the allies' historically warm ties.

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the U . S .- Canada relationship has " never been stronger ," less than a year after a trade tiff had chilled the allies' historically warm ties.

"I'm very concerned with the situation around the backsliding of women's rights that we're seeing through conservative movements here in Canada, in the United States and around the world," Trudeau said a day before the meeting.

Trudeau also is expected to bring up the plight of two Canadians held in China. Beijing detained ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor on Dec. 10 in an apparent attempt to pressure Canada to release Chinese Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou . She was arrested Dec. 1 at the request of U.S. authorities.

During recent U.S.-China trade talks, the Canadians' cases were raised by the Americans directly with the Chinese after Trudeau pressed Trump.

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Canadian ambassador's Cuba comment triggered a diplomatic flap with Washington before Pence's visit.
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