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‘Huge’ Opportunity for Canada Following Trump’s Win

Posted November 14, 2016

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Laura Payton – CTV News)

Donald Trump’s protectionism means a huge opportunity for Canada, former Quebec premier Jean Charest says.

The election of a U.S. president who promised to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and who opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership will make Canada more appealing to the rest of the world than it did prior to last Tuesday, Charest said in an interview with Evan Solomon, host of CTV’s Question Period.

“For Canada this is a huge, a new opportunity... For countries like China, for the Middle East, looking to be part of North America, we’re a better place to be,” Charest said.

“For Europeans with whom we now have a trade deal, we are the landing strip for investment in North America.” Click here to read more.