St. Stephen, N.B. – Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, and member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade, will meet with Members of the United States Senate and Congress in Washington from November 27-29, as part of continued efforts to advance Canada’s interests in trade negotiations.
“We are continuing with a whole-of-government approach to explain the importance of the Canada-U.S. trade relationship as well as its implications for U.S. businesses and workers,” said Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest. “Our goal is to raise an even greater awareness among U.S. policy makers about the value of this relationship.”
The parliamentary delegation, comprised of MP’s and Senators from all sides of the house, will attend an address by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson entitled “The U.S. and Europe: Strengthening Western Alliances”.
In addition to 24 one-on-one meetings, Ludwig will meet with the Canadian American Business Council and Chamber of Commerce. This will be an opportunity to continue the dialogue that she started on a previous Congressional visit in May.
Nine million American jobs depend on trade and investment with Canada, and two thirds of American States count Canada as their largest export markets, a point that Ludwig plans to reinforce.
Director of Communications, Office of MP Karen Ludwig