Canadians overwhelmingly support trade war with the USA if the alternative is capitulation on NAFTA

A Globe and Mail poll of Canadians shows that 58% of the country wants PM Justin Trudeau's government to stand strong on NAFTA's terms, even if it means a trade war with the USA.



A majority of Canadians also oppose lowering Canadian corporate tax rates to match Trump's promised fire-sale.

Trade talks were the focus of a meeting Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland had Tuesday in Washington with House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and other members of Congress. The discussions included dairy-market access, suggesting that Canada’s protectionist “supply management” system could be on the table in the North American free-trade agreement renegotiations. Ms. Freeland meets with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday.

Canadians want Trudeau to stand up to Trump, even if it leads to trade war: poll
[Robert Fife and Adrian Morrow/The Globe and Mail]


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