The single most important thing the United States can do for Canada is improve its ailing economy, says the U.S. ambassador to Canada.
Envoy David Jacobson says Wednesday’s first presidential debate will play in key role in determining whether President Barack Obama or his Republican challenger Mitt Romney get to tackle that job next year.
I have often said that the single most important thing the United States can do for Canada is to get our economy back on track,” he added.
“If we get our economy back on track, it has enormous positive implications for Canada.”
Jacobson emphasized he was speaking as the U.S. ambassador to all Americans, even though he is a Democrat who was part of Obama’s historic 2008 election team. He was the chief of Obama’s appointments office for the first nine months of 2009 before he took up his post in Ottawa, three years ago this week.