U.S. candidates talk tough on trade and immigration

Business in Vancouver asked economic analysts to weigh in on which of the four main U.S. presidential contenders would be likely to support policies that benefit Canada-U.S. trade.

UBC political science professor Richard Johnston noted that Canada could be hurt if the candidates who support anti-trade sentiment gain traction.

“[W]e are the largest trading partner with the U.S., and the U.S. is overwhelmingly our largest market for goods, so the fear in Ottawa has always been that we would be collateral damage,” said Johnston.