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Business leaders urge Prime Minister to take a harder line with Biden at Three Amigos summit

North America finds itself at a global competitive disadvantage compared to the rest of the world due to Biden's domestic infrastructure bill.

November 15, 2021  The Canadian Press

Business leaders in Canada are urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to show some tough love when he visits the White House this week.

Trudeau is scheduled to meet face-to-face on Nov. 18 with U.S. President Joe Biden and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

It’s the prime minister’s first visit to Washington since Biden was sworn in 10 months ago — a short stretch of time that has left Canada with hard feelings.

Goldy Hyder, president and CEO of the Business Council of Canada, says the end of the Donald Trump era may have lulled the federal government into a false sense of security.

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Hyder likens the bilateral relationship to a marriage — one he says Biden is steering towards the rocks, whether the U.S. knows it or not.

As a result, he says, North America finds itself at a global competitive disadvantage compared to the rest of the world.