Jobs and the middle class are top of mind for both Trump and Trudeau. Those are the best entry points to build solid ties.
U.S. president-elect Donald Trump, pictured, has shown he is not a hostage to ideology, writes Paul Frazer. His transactional nature and his results-oriented approach offer opportunities for Canada. Photograph courtesy of Gage Skidmore
WASHINGTON, D.C.—We don’t know what Donald Trump’s victory will mean for Canada-United States relations.
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The ‘traditional playbooks of smaller government, lower taxes, tough on crime,’ wont work to widen the blue tent, says one candidate. ‘We need to break the ceiling and win the support of more Canadians.’
PIPSC president Debi Daviau says she ‘cannot complain at all on openness and transparency’ around process, but PSAC president Chris Aylward says he’s ‘very concerned’ about lack of details, consultation with his union.