A Canadian government trade official says the U.S. has a trade dispute with Russia that could complicate Canada-U.S.-Russia relations, and he says the two sides should focus on what is best for both countries.
In an interview with the Canadian Press, the deputy minister of trade and development, Jason MacDonald, said there are no good reasons why Canada and the U of S should be fighting each other.
MacDonald said that even though the trade relationship between the two countries has deteriorated over the past few years, the two nations can still benefit from each other’s successes in the global economy.
“You can’t have a world-class, one-of-a-kind, world-renowned aerospace company that is in competition with another company that has a very similar product,” MacDonald said.
“And there are still many good reasons for Canada and for the U, to cooperate with each other, to work together on a number of areas that will benefit both countries.”
Canada and the United States have been in trade talks since 2014, and there has been some progress on some issues.
The two sides have agreed to improve the trade balance and have discussed possible new ways to diversify trade.
But the trade dispute between the U