Obama says, 'I want to assure you your Prime
Minister raises this every time we meet each other.'
Obama is playing down Buy American government procurement policies that
exclude Canadian suppliers, suggesting it is an isolated problem and
raising hopes that local U.S. governments might cut deals with
provinces to expand cross-border bidding.
always diplomatic U.S. president was telling Canadians, in other words,
to stop overreacting.
“I want to assure you your Prime Minister raises this
with me every time we see each other,” he said after the Three
Amigos meetings with Mr. Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon.
“[But] I think it's also important to keep it in perspective, that in
fact we have not seen some sweeping steps toward protectionism,” he