WASHINGTON – A well-connected U.S. congressman is calling for the United States to work out a one-on-one trade deal with Canada instead of updating the three-party North American Free Trade Agreement, citing economic differences within the region.
Chris Collins is a trade-skeptical Republican from New York state who happened to be congressional liaison between lawmakers and Donald Trump’s presidential transition team. He was on the transition’s executive committee and was an early Trump supporter.
WINNIPEG — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will land in Winnipeg later this week for a town hall as part of his cross-Canada tour.
Trudeau will speak at the Caboto Centre on Wilkes Avenue on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. His grassroots tour is to allow Trudeau the opportunity to “remain connected with Canadians and engage with them across the country, at home in their communities.”
WINNIPEG – Some Manitoba New Democrats are pushing the provincial party to change its name to rejuvenate following last year’s election loss.
The NDP constituency association in Lac Du Bonnet has put forward a resolution for the party’s annual convention in March to formally rebrand the Manitoba New Democratic Party as the Manitoba Democratic Party.
WINNIPEG – The children’s advocate says the Manitoba government should look at supporting former permanent wards of the province up to age 25 instead of cutting them off at 21.
Darlene MacDonald told a legislature committee Monday that young adults who grow out of child welfare continue to need help as they advance their education, find jobs, get mental-health services and look for affordable housing.