Trade, environment are big worries for Canada after Trump win

As hope dims for the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership under a Donald Trump presidency, Canada’s ambassador to the United States says the government is prepared to discuss improvements to the North American Free Trade Agreement.


High traffic may have brought down Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration website after results of last night’s USA election came in, but interest won’t translate into an influx of former Americans to our country.

This week Canadians woke up to the generally unexpected and surprising news that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will soon occupy the White House.

Starting at 9 p.m., Google Trends in the US saw a surge in the topic of Canada and the election, amid CNN projections that Republican candidate Donald Trump would take key swing states, including Florida. If provinces don’t introduce their own carbon pricing plan, Trudeau has said he intends to set one for them. Trudeau will inevitably need to work closely with the U.S., as he explained in interviews this morning, to safeguard Canada’s economic health. David MacNaughton, the Canadian ambassador to Washington, told reporters that he interpreted the Trump camp’s comments on NAFTA as a desire to improve the deal.

In 2015, Canada was the U.S.’s largest trading partner, with two-way trade – exports plus imports – totaling $ 671.5 billion, according to data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Black, the former media magnate, as well as former prime minister Brian Mulroney and his wife, Mila, who is also close to Melania Trump. We’ll also hear about how both countries’ leaders are expecting to get along, and what people’s concerns are there.

Trump also spoke about a type of Fortress America, which in other words mean that it could affect the Canadian borders as well, Martin Shadwick, who teaches strategic studies at York University in Toronto said.

“I’ve never seen an election like it and I’ve never seen results quite like that either”, says Western political science professor Don Abelson.

Nor did the Prime Minister talk about Mr. Trump’s pledge to approve TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline, which was cancelled by the Obama administration during the previous year of the Harper government.

Applying to move will cost you $550, and Americans who move to Canada may still be subject to paying USA taxes. Next on their lists are two countries in the southern hemisphere – Australia and New Zealand.


Rob Calabrese, founder of the website “Cape Breton if Trump Wins”, says his own bright idea has been getting a lot of attention since that “if” became a certainty. Trudeau’s response was gracious and did not appear to oppose Trump’s future as the forthcoming president, despite Trudeau’s liberal leanings.

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