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The Ambassador US/Canada bridge and border crossing at Windsor, Ont. and Detroit, MI on July 11, 2014. The Canadian government is conducting a lobbying blitz of politicians in key U.S. states to help persuade the Trump administration to spare Canada from protectionist trade measures being contemplated in Washington. (Stephen C. Host/The Canadian Press Images)
The Ambassador US/Canada bridge and border crossing at Windsor, Ont. and Detroit, MI on July 11, 2014. The Canadian government is conducting a lobbying blitz of politicians in key U.S. states to help persuade the Trump administration to spare Canada from protectionist trade measures being contemplated in Washington. (Stephen C. Host/The Canadian Press Images)

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The Canadian government is conducting a lobbying blitz of politicians in key U.S. states to help persuade the Trump administration to spare Canada from protectionist trade measures being contemplated in Washington.

At least one dozen cabinet ministers are travelling across the United States this spring in an effort that federal officials liken to a political campaign, trying to remind American lawmakers and U.S. media of how crucial trade with Canada is to their economic well-being.

List of states and ministers travelling between March and mid-June

STATELOCATIONLEAD
WisconsinMadisonMinister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Patty Hajdu/ Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr
MilwaukeeMinister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Patty Hajdu/ Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr
Green BayMinister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Patty Hajdu
MichiganLansingMinister of Innovatoin, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains
DetroitMinister of Innovatoin, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains
OhioColumbusMinister of International Trade François-Philippe Champagne
ClevelandMinister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna
CincinnatiMinister of International Trade François-Philippe Champagne
ToledoMinister of Small Business and Tourism Bardish Chaggar
PennsylvaniaHarrisburgMinister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland
PhiladelphiaMinister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland
PittsburghMinister of Transport Marc Garneau
IndianaIndianapolisMinister of Finance Bill Morneau
KentuckyFrankfortMinister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale
LouisvilleMinister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale
IowaDes MoinesParliamentary Secretary to Foreign Affairs Minister Andrew Leslie
Premier of Saskatchewan Brad Wall
New YorkNew York CityMinister of Finance Bill Morneau, and others
BuffaloMinister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould
TexasDallasMinister of Natural Resources Jim Carr
HoustonPrime Minister Justin Trudeau / Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr
CaliforniaLos Angeles/SF/Silicon ValleyMinister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, and others
FloridaMiamiMinister of Transport Marc Garneau

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