Who Needs the State Department?

by Julian Ku

The usual meeting of U.S. governors this year has an added wrinkle: the participation of premiers from Canadian provinces.

Provincial leaders wrapped up three days of meetings with U.S. governors in Washington, D.C., on Sunday and Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger said the unprecedented get-together paves the way for improved relations between Canada and the U.S.

“It’s the first time the governors and premiers as a group have met together,” he said. “It was a very positive tone and a welcoming tone.”

It wasn’t just for show. Serious talks between governors on border water sharing issues were discussed. A trend that I am sure will continue, as I predicted here.


One Response

  1. Isn’t there a fairly long history of sub-national foreign relations, especially in Canada, Germany and the US? I hope there is because I wrote an undergraduate essay on it about a dozen years ago!

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