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Trump Victory Throws Basics of Canada’s Foreign Policy into Question: Experts

Posted November 09, 2016

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(Canadian Press)

Experts say Donald Trump’s stunning election win has thrown the cornerstones of Canadian foreign and defence policy into question.

They say Canada needs to prepare for a U.S. president who is open to dismantling the North American Free Trade Agreement, wants to throw up protectionist walls along the 49th parallel and has challenged how NATO works.

Trump floated all of those ideas during the campaign, but his victory speech Tuesday night sought to play them down.

Instead, he stressed that his administration would “deal fairly” with other countries and look for common ground rather than hostility. Click here to read more.

Related: B.C. Prepared for Trump Attack on NAFTA (CBC News)