Mark Collins – Trump and NAFTA, or, Pity Ontario Autos and Quebec Bombardier…

…if the president-elect notices that these industries are essentially being kept going by governments’ subsidies, with perhaps the most US political relevance, in the case of cars, to the rust-belt states that gave Mr Trump his electoral college victory.

Background:

Ontario Autos: Union Deals Made–Time for Fed Funding for Bombardier? 

Plus Québec money essentially saving Bombardier:

Bombardier on ‘brink of bankruptcy’ in 2015, CEO reveals

Quite a few significant people in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City must be excreting bricks hoping that all that Canadian corporate welfare somehow escapes detection by the Trump, er, radar with his Mexican fixation.

Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds

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