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International Trade Minister Ed Fast (left) departs for Europe with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa on Thursday, October 17, 2013.
International Trade Minister Ed Fast (left) departs for Europe with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa on Thursday, October 17, 2013.
(ADRIAN WYLD/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

An open letter to Trade Minister Ed Fast

Dear Mr. Minister,

It’s been a while since you’ve been through town. I trust you’ve been well and that you are having a good summer. I see Washington again is toying with “Buy American” legislation. Sigh. This must be frustrating, especially as it comes on top of the whole Keystone XL fiasco. If only TransCanada Corp. had avoided that North Dakota aquifer in the first place, eh?