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When it comes to who is influencing Canadian foreign policy, there's the people working on files related to the United States, and then there's everyone else. The constant focus of Justin Trudeau's Liberal government on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with an adversarial United States President Donald Trump has necessarily sucked resources and attention, including the near total focus of Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland. Though The Hill Times set out to list the top minds

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NAFTA players top Canada’s 40 most-influential foreign-policy minds

By Samantha Wright Allen, Neil Moss      

Insiders and observers weigh in on who impacts Canada’s decisions on diplomacy, trade, defence, development, and immigration.

As NAFTA dominates Canada's foreign policy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Chrystia Freeland, left, are No. 1 and 2 on The Hill Times' Top 40 Foreign Policy Influencer list. They're seen walking to the National Press Theatre on May 31 to announce retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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