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Trump’s Trade War With Canada

Posted November 02, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Paul Heinbecker – New York Times)

Why is President Trump picking on Canada?

Canada has long been the United States’ best customer, buying more American-made goods and services than any other country — more than China, Japan or Britain. American trade with Canada totaled $627.8 billion in 2016; the United States had a $12.5 billion trade surplus.

But trade relations have nose-dived since Mr. Trump took office. The president is throwing red meat to his base — much of which feels left behind by the modern economy — by attacking Canada and the North American Free Trade Agreement. Canada is an easy target. Click here to read more.