British Columbia Business Council executive vice-president and chief policy officer Jock Finlayson told BIV that if Trump wins, he sees little change in Canada-U.S. relations.
He added that it is unlikely that Trump will change his leadership style, his approach to dealing with COVID-19, or his foreign policy fixation with China.
“If [Trump] loses, President Biden, I think, would bring a different set of priorities, clearly, to the White House,” Finlayson said.
“Whether he would have Congress behind him, especially the Senate, remains to be determined. So there are a lot of balls in the air at the moment.”
Finlayson doubts that Canada would reap an international-capital infusion if Trump wins, in part because Canada has a much smaller economy, but also because of what he called Canada’s uncompetitive tax system.