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For Bessma Momani, a political scientist at the University of Waterloo and senior fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation, the fact that such concerns are being aired shows the U.S. has changed after four years with Trump as president.
Protectionism is a force in both major American political parties, as evidenced by Biden’s “buy American” pledge, Momani said. There is also a renewed push from progressive Americans to make up ground lost under Trump in the fight against climate change, she said, pointing to Biden’s fulfilment of his pledge to cancel Keystone XL.
But outside how these factors impact Canada...