CALGARY, AB – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet in person in Washington, D.C. on Monday, February 13. The Canada West Foundation has a number of experts available to comment on significant issues that could – and should – be on the agenda, and the relationship between our two nations:

Martha Hall Findlay, President & CEO
• Trump, Keystone XL and what Canada’s energy industry should watch for next.
• Lumber versus dairy trade: What Canada should consider to reconcile pushing for a new softwood lumber deal while protecting our supply management system for dairy.

Carlo Dade, Director, Trade & Investment Centre
• Trump and Trudeau finally meet – and the stakes could be high for our relationship with the U.S.
• What “withdrawing” from NAFTA would mean for Canadians – should Canada take a tough negotiating stance?
• Canada’s relationship with Mexico under a Trump administration.

Naomi Christensen, Senior Policy Analyst
• Softwood lumber: Amid trade concerns under Trump, there is one big opportunity: the new president may bring a fresh shot at a new softwood lumber deal.