A headline in Canada’s The London Press newspaper on tariff discussions quotes Maine’s U.S. Sen. Angus King: “A scalpel — not a chain saw.” This seems to be a sensible strategy and one that we hope is applied, including in NAFTA negotiations.
As a Canadian, I was lucky to work for an American airline my whole career. I was on duty Sept. 11, 2001. That was the toughest day of my career. Vancouver International Airport was crammed full of aircraft, mostly from the U.S. The airport and hotels were full. Local people came out to help by taking passengers to their homes. This happened in every airport across Canada.
We have traveled to every state in the U.S., and met wonderful, kind and friendly people. In a pinch I know ordinary folks in the U.S. would do the same as Canadians did on 9/11.
President Trump, show us some respect. We are not your enemy.
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Ron Erickson, Vancouver, B.C.