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Nearly Nine in 10 Canadian Executives Worried About U.S.-Canada Trade Under Trump

Posted June 26, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Josh O’Kane – Globe & Mail)

The longer Donald Trump is President, the more frustrated Canada’s executives become.

Nearly two-thirds of Canada’s corporate leaders now believe Mr. Trump has done a poor job since taking office, up from 39 per cent a quarter ago, according to the Gandalf Group’s latest C-Suite Survey. Nearly 90 per cent, meanwhile, are worried about the implications of politics on trade and trade agreements.

While there’s relative comfort at home with low interest rates and the low loonie, executives are now concerned that global political and economic factors might hurt their business. And with North American free-trade agreement talks looming as soon as August, the number of business leaders bracing for major trade changes for Canada has grown – 74 per cent now, compared with 60 per cent in the prior quarter. Click here to read more.

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