Cosy­ing up to U.S. won’t help

Calgary Herald - - OPINION -

Re: Busi­nesses wel­come ex­panded re­open­ing, fo­cus on safety mea­sures, June 10

Pre­mier Ja­son Ken­ney’s ac­tions are serv­ing Trump to the detri­ment of Al­ber­tans. Rather than ag­i­tat­ing any other coun­try, in­clud­ing China, he should be work­ing to so­lid­ify ex­ist­ing mar­kets and es­tab­lish new ones for our agri­cul­tural prod­ucts. Pur­su­ing deeper in­te­gra­tion with the United States only serves to ben­e­fit the U.S. man­u­fac­tur­ing econ­omy while in­creas­ing our de­pen­dence on them to sup­ply fin­ished prod­ucts we need, be it N95 masks, ven­ti­la­tors, or gaso­line for our cars.

Ken­ney would bet­ter serve Al­ber­tans by diver­si­fy­ing our econ­omy, not by in­creas­ing our de­pen­dence on any for­eign ju­ris­dic­tion. “Friends” are de­fined by how they treat you in hard times. Dur­ing COVID-19, U.S. busi­ness and ad­min­is­tra­tion have shown yet again they are pos­si­bly an ally, but at best a du­bi­ous “friend.”

Bruce Un­der­wood, Cal­gary

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