Canadians mark the calendar, pay attention, this matters
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Just a month before the US election and three days after the first Clinton-Trump debate at Hofstra University, in Hempstead, NY, Canada will have its own debate about Donald Trump and whether he is good, not so good or bad for “We the North” (not the Raptors, all of us).
On Friday, September 30, 2016, 7 pm, the Munk Debate will move the motion: Be it resolved, Donald Trump can make America great again.
And guess who’s coming to Canada – no, not Trump. But two surrogates from the right and two opposed from the left. Speaking on behalf of Trump will be former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich and he will be joined by Laura Ingraham, a radio talk show host. Speaking against the resolution will be Robert Reich, who served in three U.S. administrations, including as Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton. He will be joined by former two-term governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm. Ms. Granholm was re-elected as Michigan Governor with the largest number of votes ever cast for governor. Click here for debate details.
Canada needs to care, a lot. We send around three-quarters of our export merchandise to the United States and merchandise trade is over 50% of the GDP, representing more than $400 billion.