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Policy Briefing: Canada-U.S. Relations
U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and International Development Minister Karina Gould. In February, Trump proposed slashing 21 per cent of foreign aid, while Canada recently quietly announced $159.5-million in humanitarian aid to a plethora of worthy organizations. White House photograph by Andrea Hanks, The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

On guard for thee: global citizenship and Canada-U.S. relations

Canadians have a chance to gain more ground in the UN Security Council seat race by sharply contrasting our values with the current American political leadership; a growing divergence that is notable.
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages and the American election gets closer, Canadian foreign policy experts weigh in on how the pandemic has affected bilateral relations, and where we go from here.
There will be a lot to learn from the policy experiment we are all living with because of COVID-19. The U.S.-Canada border has been managed co-operatively and well, but we have room to experiment and innovate.
The CUSMA odyssey reminds us that our advocacy with Congress and the states must be a permanent campaign.
Unquestioning friendship to Canada survives in American public opinion and the 'deep state' of the American government, but at the topmost level of the U.S. administration it is no longer settled policy.
Opinion|Eric Miller
The Trump era has strained the conjugal bonds between Canadians and Americans in fundamental ways.
Canada is at a crossroads and must chart a new course for success in the post-COVID-19 environment. This must start with key issues shaping the relationship with Canada’s most important ally.

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