On the green transition, Canada’s trade policy is between a rock and a hard place

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Open this photo in gallery: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference to announce details on the construction of a gigafactory for electric vehicle battery production by Volkswagen Group's battery company PowerCo SE in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada April 21, 2023. REUTERS/Carlos OsorioCARLOS OSORIO/Reuters Wolfgang Alschner is an associate professor at the University of Ottawa’s faculty of law. He holds the Hyman Soloway Chair in Business and Trade Law. A bumpy road lies ahead for Canadian policy-makers. The triple-c shocks – COVID-19, climate and conflict – have exposed Canada’s vulnerabilities in international trade. With two-thirds of Canada’s trade...