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Canadian Economy to See First Effects of Trump Presidency in 2017

Posted December 23, 2016

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(Andy Blatchford – Canadian Press)

The Canadian economy exits 2016 with bruises from the still-tough adjustment to weak crude prices and scars from the devastating wildfires that singed the oilpatch.

It enters 2017 with lingering challenges and a potential new obstacle that could attract more attention than the rest: the economic unknowns of a Donald Trump presidency.

While it remains to be seen what will become of the U.S. president-elect’s vows in areas like taxation, trade and investment, their implementation could have significant impacts for Canada.

Canadian policy-makers say they will closely follow developments after Trump takes office Jan. 20. Click here to read more.