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Consul General of Canada and the 75th anniversary of D-Day

Written by Merideth Bucher, Producer | Jun 5, 2019 4:48 AM
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Consul General of Canada in New York Phyllis Yaffe at an event in Pittsburgh in March 2019 (Photo courtesy of Phyllis Yaffe/Twitter)



What to look for on Smart Talk, June 5, 2019:

Pennsylvania exported $10.3 billion worth of products to Canada in 2017. Chemicals and machinery led the way.

A year ago, trade relations between the U.S. and Canada had reached a critical phase. 

Canada had imposed tariffs on some American imports in retaliation for President Trump ordering tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from Canada.   

Now a new trade agreement is on the table.  

The United States, Mexico, and Canada have reached an agreement to update the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which is now called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) 

The Consul General of Canada in New York Phyllis Yaffe is on Wednesday's Smart Talk to discuss how the new agreement impacts Pennsylvania and the U.S. 

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Phyllis Yaffe, Consul General of Canada in New York

Also, commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day are taking place this week around the country and the world. This remembrance on June 6 has been called the "final salute," as few if any veterans from WWII will live to share the 100th anniversary.

In The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II, historian Alex Kershaw provides a new take on one of the most important days of the 20th century. He joins us on Wednesday's Smart Talk to discuss the book.

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