How would Poilievre navigate the new world of geopolitical protectionism?


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Once Canada poured tens of billions of dollars into electric-vehicle subsidies, it was inevitable that, one day, this country would build a tariff wall to keep out China’s EVs. The Liberal government decided more than a year ago that Canada had to create its own version of the United States’ global trade policy, which means economic competition with China, especially in green technologies such as EVs. So when Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters on Monday that Canada is still a defender of the rules-based global order, and that this country’s EV subsidies are nothing like China’s, there was...