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APPLETON, Wis. (February 26, 2019) – The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and its Public Policy Council will welcome the Canadian Consul General, John Cruickshank, at its first Public Policy Luncheon of 2019 in April.

Canada and the United States enjoy the largest trading relationship in the world. In fact, Canada is Wisconsin’s #1 customer, selling more goods to our northern neighbor than to the next four largest foreign markets combined. Consul General Cruickshank will speak to this dynamic relationship, new trade agreements and the challenges to our mutual prosperity.

“Wisconsin’s largest international trade partner is Canada. Recent tariffs and trade agreements have changed the trade landscape and we have a first-hand opportunity to hear what the actual impacts are from a Canadian perspective,” shared Peter Thillman, Vice President of Economic Development and Workforce at the Fox Cities Chamber and Fox Cities Regional Partnership.

Registration is open for this upcoming Public Policy Luncheon, Freeing Trade: Canada & Wisconsin, at The event will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Pullman’s at Trolley Square in Appleton. Individual tickets are $20 each for Fox Cities Chamber members or $30 each for general admission. To register for the event, or call (920) 734-7101. Media are encouraged to attend.

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