Canada pleased by U.S. decision to scrap border tax proposal

Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland delivers a speech in the House of Commons on Canada’s Foreign Policy in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press, July 28, 2017 

OTTAWA — Canadian officials are praising a U.S. decision to drop a contentious border tax proposal, suggesting its death signals an open-mindedness in the Trump administration on open borders and free trade.

Canada is pleased to see the decision, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Thursday, noting on Twitter that both economies prosper together.

From the moment the border adjustment tax was floated early this year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Freeland and other Canadians vocalized concerns to key U.S. officials, added Freeland’s spokesperson Adam Austen.

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