La Presse quotes Montréal lawyer Raymond Chrétien in an article on the extent of the Trump shock on the Government of Canada.
“Considerable efforts were made with companies that benefitted under NAFTA, they are our allies,” explained Raymond Chrétien, former Canadian ambassador to Washington, who represents Quebec in the softwood lumber negotiations.
“Softwood is going to pollute our relationship. Our objective is make Americans understand that the price of building their homes is going to increase by 15% without Canadian wood,” lamented Raymond Chrétien.
Raymond Chrétien also believes that another less-discussed commitment by President Trump threatens the Canadian economy: the reduced tax burden of corporations, which might prove to be disadvantageous for Canada.