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Meghan O'Sullivan

Appointment
Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs

O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump’s Trade War Has a Bright Side for Canada." Bloomberg Opinion, June 8, 2018.

Abstract

Last week was a trying one for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. You may think that I am referring to the imposition of U.S. tariffs on imports of Canadian steel. But Trudeau actually faced a harder issue than the one about how to respond to President Donald Trump’s declaration that trade with Canada posed a threat to U.S. security. That was his decision to let the Canadian government purchase the Trans Mountain oil pipeline from Kinder Morgan for C$4.5 billion ($3.5 billion), and to finance its multibillion-dollar expansion.