Scheer would fare no better with Trump - 2019-07-02
If the current public opinion polls are accurate, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer could be prime minister in four months or so. Of course, one of the critical challenges for any new prime minister is how best to manage our vital relationship with the United States.
That challenge is particularly acute in the age of Trumpism in Washington. Indeed, no other U.S. president in the modern era has posed more problems for a Canadian political leader than U.S. President Donald Trump. Bigly!
Just think about the difficulties and drama that surrounded the NAFTA 2.0 negotiations, the steel and aluminum tariffs for "national security" reasons, the intense pressures around Huawei (and 5G technology) and the crisis in Venezuela. Add to that the lack of U.S. co-operation on the whole Meng Wanzhou affair and the increased number of migrant border crossings into Canada.