Alberta Premier Rachel Notley hails the start of construction of an Enbridge oil pipeline feeding U.S. states as representatives gear up for NAFTA negotiations. Photo courtesy provincial government of Alberta Aug. 11 (UPI) — Canadian leaders said they were keen to build trade ties in the U.S. Midwest in the days leading up to negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement. Chris Nielsen, a member of the legislative assembly from Edmonton, Alberta, leads a delegation on behalf of Trade Minister Deron Bilous to Minnesota to discuss the partnership with the 11 states that compromise the U.S. Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. “This program is an important opportunity to learn more about how our largest trading partner is making decisions and developing policy — as we work together to continue growing our economies and creating jobs,” Nielsen said in […]