The EU has seen growth of bureaucratic and administrative apparatus and a regulatory environment not always economic-growth enhancing.
barriers to trade
Canada, heavily dependent on trade with the U.S., likely stands to lose if campaign hostility towards free trade becomes a reality.
Is anyone really sorry that the job of door-opener on subways has been made technologically obsolete?
In any U.S.-led tariff-driven trade war, Canada would be collateral damage.
Senator Sanders is an avowed protectionist, opposed to all future international trade deals and would renegotiate or scrap NAFTA and the Canada-U.S. FTA.
The two front-runners for each major U.S. political party are far from being advocates for liberalizing international trade and investment regimes.
If the Canadian vote is at all indicative of broader trends in North America, it comes as good news for Democratic candidates, particularly for the overwhelming front-runner, Hillary Clinton.
While all three party leaders tried to assure us that they are best able to guide us through an uncertain economic world, all missed the fundamental point that Canada is a small open economy.
The Republican frontrunner has some good, some bad, and lots of bluster.