PM Trudeau to address U.S. governors next week

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau smiles at the start of the “retreat meeting” on the first day of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, on Friday July 7, 2017. Leaders of the world’s top economies are gathering from July 7 to 8, 2017. (AP Photo / John MacDougall)

By Laura Payton, Ottawa News Bureau Online Producer, CTV News, July 7, 2017 

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is giving the keynote address at a national meeting of U.S. governors next week as part of Canada’s pro-trade charm offensive.

While Trudeau is currently attending the G20 in Hamburg, Germany along with U.S. President Donald Trump, Canadian officials — including premiers — have included U.S. governors and state and municipal politicians in their lobbying efforts ahead of NAFTA talks.

The summer meeting of the National Governors Association will be held July 13-15 in Providence, Rhode Island. Trudeau’s keynote is scheduled for Friday, July 14.

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