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U.S. presidential hopefuls glower over scope and impact of free trade

Thursday, September 22, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Jeff Buckstein

Whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump emerges triumphant in November to become the 45th president of the United States, there appear to be clear signs the next U.S. administration will be less amenable, if not downright hostile, toward international free trade deals.

Not only would that represent a sharp break from White House policy over the past 30 years, there could be a significant negative impact on Canada, as America’s largest trading partner.

“Even people who have been reliable pro free traders and internationalists have become...