/Thread #56: Diplomat disputes, USMCA on hold, and Trump’s call for cheap drug imports from Canada

by Sarah Turnbull. Posted August 6, 2019


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“It’s reasonable to hope and suggest to [former diplomats] that it’s best they don’t undermine what Canada is trying to do. Although if they think what Canada is trying to do is ill-considered, if they think it’s not going to work, if they think the government is screwing up, then they probably also have a higher duty to say that.”

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: the House foreign affairs committee’s decision to squash a proposed investigation into alleged pressure by the Prime Minister’s Office to filter comments by former ambassadors over the Canada-China dispute, how the delay of USMCA ratification impacts Canada, and the probability, or lack thereof, of President Trump’s plan to import cheaper pharmaceuticals from Canada to the U.S.

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