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  •  You Were Told Yesterday by Roy Norton of Canada.. (0+ / 0-)

    Roy Norton, who heads up the congressional, public and intergovernmental affairs portfolio for the Canadian embassy, denied it, in his statements yesterday. But obviously, he wasn't aware of the conversation that Goolsbee had with the Canadian Consul in Chicago.

    Then, following Norton's denial, the CTV follow up re-confirms that the call took place--between Goolsbee and the Canadian Consul, who even described the conversation to CTV.

    But, what Obama supporters ignore, is that Norton ALSO said this yesterday:

    The Canadian embassy is proactively reaching out to the campaigns "all the time," Norton said, to try to meet with aides who might form the foreign and economic policy teams of any future administration.

    "We talk about the whole range of Canada-U.S. issues which we think it's critically important that the presidential candidates be aware of including the number of jobs that depend in the United States on Canada-U.S. trade."

    The Canadian Embassy says there are more than seven million jobs in the U.S. that depend on trade with Canada.

    "We discuss our view that NAFTA has been very good for all three participating countries and has made the continent more competitive in the face of China, India, Brazil," Norton said.

    "Hope has to be made a reality in politics." ~ Hillary Clinton

    by SignalSuzie on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 07:33:40 AM PST

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