Two birds of a feather…
Both leading Democratic contenders for President contacted officials inside the Canadian government to tell them not to worry about NAFTA- that it was just political rhetoric.
The Globe and Mail reported:
Since 75 per cent of Canadian exports go to the U.S., Mr. Obama and Ms. Clinton’s musings about reopening the North American free-trade pact had caused some concern.
Mr. Brodie downplayed those concerns.
“Quite a few people heard it,” said one source in the room.
“He said someone from (Hillary) Clinton’s campaign is telling the embassy to take it with a grain of salt. . . That someone called us and told us not to worry.”
Government officials did not deny the conversation took place.
…Although CTV correspondent Tom Clark mentioned Ms. Clinton in passing, the focus of his story was on assurances from the Obama camp.
He went to air on Feb. 27 with a report that the Democratic front-runner had given advance notice to Canadian diplomats that he was about to engage in some anti-NAFTA rhetoric, but not to take it too seriously.
The report wound up on YouTube and caused an uproar in the U.S. race.
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After the news was leaked that the Obama campaign had contacted the Canadians he was pilloried by Hillary.
Now… The news comes out that the Hillary Campaign had contacted Canada, too.
Dan Riehl sees a mixup.