Business in Vancouver: B.C. watchers reflect on unclear 2020 U.S. election result


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.

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