President Trump’s heated comments are unprecedented and unhelpful, Dalton McGuinty, the former premier of Ontario has said.
Speaking to Gulf News on the statements that President Trump made following the G7 summit and its fallout, McGuinty said Canadians stood firmly behind their Prime Minister Trudeau.
“Canadians are united behind Prime Minister Trudeau’s determination to strike a fair and balanced trading relationship with the US. While President Trump’s comments dismay Canadians, we will not allow them to draw down the deep reservoir of friendship and goodwill that characterises our relationship with our neighbour.”
He cited the example of former US President John F. Kennedy to describe the special relationship between the two countries. “In describing that relationship, I prefer the words of another American president, John F. Kennedy, who once said of our two great countries, “Geography has made us neighbours. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.”
“Canada will remain steadfast in its firm resolve to seek a fair and balanced trading relationship with the US,” he said.
McGuinty served as the 24th Premier of Ontario from 2003 to 2013. He was the first Liberal leader to win two majority governments since Mitchell Hepburn nearly 70 years earlier.
Source: Gulf News