Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she expects to meet Wednesday with members of U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration.
Notley says details will be made available once meetings are confirmed.
She says her message will include reinforcing the importance of cross-border trade between Alberta and the United States.
Notley has already met with members of the Heritage Foundation, an influential conservative Washington think tank viewed as a key policy influencer on the Trump administration.
She says the meeting helped her get a better sense of the Trump government’s viewpoint as it deliberates issues affecting Canada, including whether to impose a border tax.
The premier has also met with the governor and two senators from Montana, a key Alberta trading partner.
Prior to the mission, the Alberta premier held meetings with leaders of the province’s forestry, oil and gas and manufacturing sectors on the best way to make the Alberta’s case in the U.S. capital.
Trade between Alberta and the United States totalled more than $100 billion in 2015. About $80.6 billion worth of goods was sent to Americans from Alberta that year.
With files from Global News