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Canada needs a U.S. ‘strategy’

By David Crane       

America First is now a bipartisan U.S. priority, with the Biden administration just as fixated on America First as the Trump administration was, if not more so. Given our dependence on the U.S. market, it can do much more damage to the Canadian economy than China can.

The threat to Canada is in proposed legislation backed by U.S. President Joe Biden's administration. It's now before the U.S. Senate and it would limit major U.S. tax credits for the purchase of electric vehicles and batteries to vehicles made in the U.S. and only in unionized plants, meaning General Motors, Ford and Stellantis, writes David Crane. Caricature courtesy of Commons Wikimedia/DonkeyHotey

TORONTO—There’s much effort in Canada to devise a China “strategy.” But we also need a U.S. “strategy.” America First is now a bipartisan U.S. priority, with the Biden administration just as fixated on America First as the Trump administration was, if not more so. Moreover, given our dependence on the U.S. market, the U.S. can do much  more damage to the Canadian economy than China can.

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