Maintaining the Canada-U.S. relationship following the election of Donald Trump has quickly become a top priority for the Trudeau government, adding to an already long list of issues facing the Liberals.
“It’s added a lot of uncertainty obviously to an already full agenda. They came to power with 300-plus promises. A very ambitious government, across a range of troublesome files,” notes Andrew Coyne, National Post columnist and “At Issue” panelist on CBC’s The National, in the interview below.
As Coyne outlined in his keynote presentation at FarmTech in Edmonton last week, the Liberals’ to-do list includes some files that require heavy lifting, such as improving Aboriginal policy, implementing carbon pricing, getting pipelines built, funding healthcare with an aging population, and replacing/investing in infrastructure. (Not to mention the already-dropped pledge of electoral reform.)
He dropped by our RealAg “studio” after his talk to discuss these challenges facing the Canadian government and the role of government in growing the economy, as well as why he’s still optimistic about the Canada’s place in the world: