Manitoba's premier doesn't expect any radical changes in how the province does business in the U.S. now that there's a new president in the White House.
Donald Trump's campaign promise to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement has created an uneasiness among Canada's business community.

Brian Pallister says Manitoba will continue to deal with its neighbours to the south as it has always done; with respect and without fear.

"The Trump administration and particularly the president himself, with his strong business background, are perhaps used to certain behaviours that work in the business world but aren't so effective when it comes to diplomacy. So, we need to remember to be respectful on this side of the border without being afraid."

Manitoba's economy depends upon trade and is more dependent on trade with the United States than most provinces in Canada, according to Pallister, which is key to the growth of the economy.

"At the same time, it's important to understand that we have our own country here and we stand by our values. We must not be afraid to demonstrate those values that we hold dear and show our resolve in these matters."

Pallister points out that Canada and the U.S. have a great peaceful relationship, a model to hold up to the rest of the world and one that has been mutually beneficial when it comes to trade.

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