Members of Parliament return to Ottawa to kick-off what is expected to be an animated year ahead. With the federal government set to move forward on fulfilling several campaign promises while it approaches its midterm cycle, the elephant in the room lies south of the border. From trade to defence and energy to immigration, the fallout from President Donald Trump’s sweeping changes with his administration’s “America First” agenda remains top of mind in Ottawa, across Canada and around the world. In this contentious, increasingly globalized political environment, NATIONAL’s Ottawa office previews what to look for in the year ahead.
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——— Written by Chris Froggatt, former Managing Partner, Dan Mader, former Senior Vice-President, Fernando Melo, former Consultant, NATIONAL Public Relations and Marc Desmarais, Vice-President