CAPTION: Doug Ford says he is standing with the federal Liberals in Canada’s trade negotiations with the U.S.
The Ontario premier-designate and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland met on Thursday to discuss NAFTA negotiations. (June 14, 2018) 1.
SOUNDBITE: Doug Ford, Ontario premier-designate 2.
SOUNDBITE: Chrystia Freeland, Foreign Affairs Minister PLACELINE: Toronto CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: Vowing to stand with the federal Liberals, Ontario's Progressive Conservative premier-designate said he will travel widely in the United States in a bid to help bolster continuing and complex NAFTA talks.
Doug Ford emerged from a nearly hour-long meeting Thursday afternoon with Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Canada's ambassador to the United States, pledging his help in trade dispute.
The businessman and owner of a label-making business with a branch in the U.S., leaned on his background in sales to tell reporters that he will help federal efforts by travelling to the U.S. to discuss trade with U.S. politicians.