CALGARY, AB – U.S. President Donald Trump wants to fund a southern border wall with a 20 per cent tax on Mexican imports. Canada West Foundation trade and trilateral relations expert Carlo Dade is available to comment on the move and how it affects Canada, including:
• The potential positive and negative economic impact on Canada of the proposed border tax
• Why Canada should offer to play a mediation role between the United States and Mexico as it did in 1914 at the Niagara Falls Peace Conference
• The future of trade beyond NAFTA and post-TPP, and opportunities for Canada and Mexico to look beyond the Three Amigo relationship and pivot to Asia in response to moves by Trump.
Dade is also a Member of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations.
Carlo Dade, Director, Centre for Trade & Investment Policy: