Premier Brad Wall has criticized U.S. President Barack Obama, saying recent American economic and energy policies are not good for Canada.
“People think in this country, perhaps they do, that the Obama administration is good for Canada,” Wall told reporters Monday at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region’s (PNWER) annual summit in Saskatoon. “The facts say something else.”
Wall used his keynote speech at the conference as a rallying cry for improved U.S. and Canada relations, while decrying U.S. policies he believes are hurting free trade.
“When there is a recession, the sabres of protectionism start rattling and that’s what we’ve seen stateside,” Wall told reporters after the speech.
Wall also cited a $5.50 tariff on passengers who enter the U.S. by air or sea as an “irritant.”
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