Last week, Brampton east MP Raj Grewal and members of the Finance Committee embarked on a three day trip to Washington and New York for a series of bilateral meetings.
These meetings reiterated the importance of the relationship between Canada and the United States with a focus on our shared values, history, and the great value NAFTA has brought to both economies.
NAFTA has been an important economic engine in Canada and in the United States. With 9 million jobs in the U.S directly tied to the Canadian economy, the priority remains making a good agreement even better.
Many residents in Brampton East depend on the success of a modernized NAFTA. The trip reinforces the government and MP Raj Grewal’s commitment to defending not just the interests of constituents, but those of all Canadians, throughout the negotiations.
This latest trip by the Finance Committee was a part of the 2018 pre-budget consultation. Over the course of the trip, MP Grewal met with David MacNaughton, the Canadian Ambassador to the U.S, as well as Members of Congress from the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade.
He engaged in high-level meetings with the International Monetary Fund, Department of Treasury, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Congressional Research Service, the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and finally a private equity meeting with the Carlyle Group.
MP Raj Grewal said, “Everyone we met with in Washington and New York understood that a strong Canada- U.S relationship is mutually beneficial to both nations’ economies."