Address by Foreign Affairs Minister on the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Speech from Global Affairs Canada
August 14, 2017 – Ottawa, Canada
"Good morning, and thank you all for being here. I’d like to acknowledge that we are gathered on the traditional territory of the Algonquin.
In his book about the war of 1812, the historian Alan Taylor describes how, at the height of the conflict between the United States and British Canada, the U.S. forces unaccountably held off trying to invade the St. Lawrence River valley.
Such an invasion might have dramatically changed the outcome of the war. But it never happened...