As Canada’s National Government, the Conservative Party knew one of our first responsibilities was to maintain a respectful relationship with our largest trading partner, the United States.

Our country’s prosperity is generated through trade.  One in five Canadian jobs count on exports. Ninety per cent of Canadian farmers depend upon world markets when pricing and selling their products. Rule number one is you do not meddle in the internal politics of another country.

The decision by the TrudeauWynne party to closely associate with the failed Presidential campaign of Hilary Clinton puts the economic prosperity of Canada at risk, especially since the American people have democratically elected her political opponent as President of the United States.

Reports during the American election revealed the TrudeauWynne Liberals involved the Clinton campaign in their “cash-for-access” fundraisers.  Cash or Pay-for-Access fundraisers are under investigation in Canada by the Federal Lobbying Commissioner.  Pay-for-access is where the TrudeauWynne liberals charge for large donations from wealthy lobbyists and other special interests for privileged access to high ranking Cabinet members.

The TrudeauWynne party put out fundraising letters trawling for donations from wealthy would-be donors disrespecting the American President-Elect with a negative message. Before the last federal election, American “advisors” from Clinton’s party were active in Canada. Trudeau’s closest advisors openly bragged about their close ties with the party that just lost the American election.

This does not go unnoticed in Washington.

The President-elect will be fully briefed about Canada’s new immigration and marijuana policies, as well as our deteriorating finances thanks to out-of-control, bad spending. He will be well-briefed on the close political ties between the out-going President and Trudeau and his failure to protect Canadian jobs in the softwood lumber industry, and to secure new markets for Canadian energy by building modern infrastructure.

If the TrudeauWynne party is serious about protecting Canadian jobs, its first act must be to recall the party bagman it named as Canadian Ambassador.

Keeping the channels open between the White House and Ottawa and the border open between Canada and the United States is too important to leave to an amateur tainted by an association with the failed provincial government of Dalton McGuinty. The economic prosperity of Canada is at risk.

As Prime Minister, Stephen Harper nominated a former provincial premier of a different political party to the diplomatic post in Washington. He understood how important it is to be respectful when making such an important appointment. Too many jobs are at stake to succumb to the party cronyism that is prevalent in Ottawa today.

Ottawa needs to act quickly and replace the partisan lobbyist in Washington before relations with are largest trading partner are damaged worse than they are.

As your Federal Member of Parliament, I am pleased to represent you on a variety of issues. Whether that issue is promoting agriculture, international trade, Canadian Unity, AECL, CNL, the military or jobs in the working forest, I am here to serve you! As always, if you have any concerns of a federal nature, or just want to share your views with me, please do not hesitate to contact my office. Office contact Information: Constituency Office of Cheryl Gallant, MP, 84 Isabella St., Pembroke On. K8A 5S5 or call 732-4404. There is no postage required when you write your Federal Member of Parliament.

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