PMO Held Talks with Trump Team to Avert Trade War

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But several trade experts believe it’s inevitable the sometimes chippy U.S.-Canada trade relationship will worsen. “I would expect that the level of trade friction will increase,” said Gus Van Harten, a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School specializing in international investment law. The Canadian government, he said, should “prepare for termination of NAFTA and have additional plans in the event threats are made about the [1989] Canada-U.S. free-trade agreement and U.S. participation in the World Trade Organization.”