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CHEAP SEATS: Key to dealing with Trump-led America: Don’t Panic



In the science fiction classic Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, the book in the book is distinguishable by the fact it has the words, “Don’t Panic” on the cover.

Good advice, especially for Canada as we watch Donald Trump mould the United States in his image.

The head of the Business Council of Canada has urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to act to “make Canada more competitive” as the U.S. president pursues his plans to slash corporate taxes and ease regulatory obstacles.

He lists four key ways Trudeau can boost Canadian competitiveness in order to keep up.

They are ideas worth considering, but not necessarily rushing into, in part because the recommendations are based on two assumptions: that Trump will go forward with his proposals, and that they will work.

In fact, as Canadians we need to consider not only whether Trump’s proposals will work, but whether in the long run they are policies that fit in with our national identity as well.

Maybe they are. But when it comes to taxes, the economy and the environment, we need better reasons than, “He’s doing it so we should” as a rationale.

We need to think about it… and certainly not panic.

I’m Bill Glisky and that’s the way I see things From the Cheap Seats

From the Cheap Seats can be heard Monday to Friday at 7 a.m., 9 a.m. and noon on 95.5 Hits FM and Cool 100.1


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