Cosying up to U.S. won’t help
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