Fear of Age-old Protectionist Sentiment Returns in Post-NAFTA Era

James McCarten - The Canadian Press
February 12, 2020

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As the NAFTA era gives way to the age of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, experts say it’s time to focus once again on Buy American, an age-old protectionist tool that some fear could be on the verge of a new dawn regardless of whether Donald Trump or a progressive Democrat is in the White House next year. CIGI senior fellow Patrick Leblond spoke to the Canadian Press to explain. 

“You have ultimately a protectionist administration that doesn’t look at trade agreements in terms of ‘OK, let’s free-trade, let’s make it easier to do business across borders.’ What you have is an …

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