COMMENTARY: Canada being unfairly cast as a trade villain - 2018-06-23
It's unfortunately not surprising that a significant number of Americans feel their relationship with Canada is going to worsen further.
A new poll out this past week found that 46 per cent of Americans expect relationships with their traditional allies, such as Canada and the U.K. to get worse over the next year, with only 20 per cent anticipating any sort of improvement. Given the sorts of accusations being made about the United States' northern neighbour, it's difficult to see where or how that improvement would occur.
Canada has not always been a saint when it comes to embracing free and open trade, but neither have the Americans. At the moment, unfortunately, there are all sorts of falsehoods, confusion, and mixed messages about the actual state of the Canada-U.S. trade relationship.