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

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.

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.