Hillary’s plans won’t help Canada’s trade performance

Canada’s trade performance has deteriorated markedly over the past 18 months. Last week, Statistics Canada reported that for the April-June 2016 quarter, Canada’s trade deficit with the world widened from C$6.4 billion in the first quarter of 2016 to a record C$10.7 billion.The widening trade deficit (or the dollar amount by which imports exceed exports) in part reflects a decrease in Canada’s trade surplus with the United States, Canada’s largest trade partner, which accounted for almost 77 per cent of Canadian exports and around 53 per cent of Canadian imports in 2015. For the first six months of 2016, Canada

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