Premier Notley meets with Alberta business leaders to discuss U.S. trade relationship
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she will visit Washington, D.C. from Feb. 26 to March 1 to make the case for the importance of cross-border trade.
Notley says the plan is to meet with political and industry leaders and members of think tanks.
She is also to meet with officials at the Canadian embassy.
She says an itinerary is still being finalized.
Notley says it’s critical to remind policy-makers in the United States that Alberta’s exports to their country are key to their economy.
The premier is holding meetings with leaders of Alberta’s forestry, oil and gas and manufacturing sectors on the best way to make the province’s case in the U.S. capital.
Trade between Alberta and the United States totalled more than $100 billion in 2015. About $80.6 billion worth of goods was sent to Americans from Alberta that year.
With files from Global News.