Election 2020: For Canada, stakes go beyond trade

Trucks cross the the U.S.-Canada border. The US election could impact cross-border trade.

If Canadians could vote in the U.S. presidential election, more than 70% would choose Joe Biden over President Donald Trump, recent polls show. A major reason: Trump’s propensity to pick trade fights with Canada from aluminum and steel tariffs to restrictions on personal protective equipment exports.

“It’s more predictable with Biden. With Trump, you just never know,” Barry Prentice, a professor of supply chain management at the University of Manitoba, told FreightWaves. 

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