June 13th, 2024

Trudeau pushes ‘Team Canada’ charm offensive, touts Canada-U.S. ties in Philadelphia

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on May 21, 2024.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference in New York on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. Trudeau is in Philadelphia today, on his first trip south of the border since his government launched a new "Team Canada" charm offensive in the United States. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

PHILADELPHIA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there is lots of work to do to fight for progressive values and workers on both sides of the Canada-United States border.

He says his government’s new “Team Canada” charm offensive is a continuation of long-term efforts to make North American supply chains more resilient.

Trudeau says he’s optimistic that work will continue in the coming years.

The prime minister made the comments in Pennsylvania after speaking at a convention of the Service Employees International Union.

He spoke to a receptive crowd there for about 25 minutes, highlighting Canada-U.S. trade ties and touting some of his government’s policies.

He told the American crowd about the federal Liberals’ plans to ban the use of replacement workers during a strike and provide free access to contraceptives.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 21, 2024.

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