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Canada and America: One year after Trump's victory

by Jonathon Muma (feat. Rob Huebert)

660 News
November 8, 2017

Believe it or not, it’s been one year since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election.

In that time, he has made a lot of bold statements and taken some strong stances.

He’s also had a big impact on Canada and Alberta.

University of Calgary political scientist Rob Huebert believes Trump has completely changed the core of the relationship between our two countries.

“We are of course renegotiating NAFTA, which is at the heart of our economic prosperity that we’ve had for the last 10, 15 years and he’s been challenging NATO,” he said.

Huebert said the one thing that has been very clear is that in all his relationships, internationally and domestically, Trump’s ego rules all.

“If you’re the Prime Minister, if you’re the Premier, if you’re any official that has to do anything with Trump you have to acknowledge that fact and you have to basically park your ego,” he explained.

Huebert added Trump’s brash brand of politics is seeping into Canada, especially when it comes to science.

“Look in Calgary, we have council representatives that say it’s an even debate to talk about fluorination when in fact we know that all health professionals have come out on side that it’s a pretty silly thing to take the fluoride out of the water,” he explained.

There was optimism Trump would be good for pipelines but Huebert pointed out like much of his agenda, he hasn’t delivered.

“Part of his real damning legacy is that he keeps attacking all these institutions and he’s not delivering,” said Huebert. “He’s not even delivering on the things he says that he’s going to deliver on such as Keystone.”

He took it one step further arguing Trump has undermined almost all of the core institutions of the democratic system, and added what is most troubling is people are buying it.


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