WINNIPEG – A lot of local manufacturers are a little worried about what the new US president might do trade-wise.
Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have talked about altering the North American Free Trade Agreement, which could have devastating results in Manitoba.
About 65,000 Manitobans work in manufacturing.
The vice-president of Canadian Manufacturing and Exporters Manitoba, Ron Koslowsky, tells 680 CJOB a huge chunk of what is made here is shipped south of the border.
“When we look at what’s happening in the election in the US, some of the anti-trade talk that’s going on is a little worrying,” says Koslowsky. “We depend on trade to grow our business. We’re not a big market by ourselves so we depend on the US market in particular.”
Koslowsky says exports are the bread and butter of an economy, bringing new money into the province.
Despite his concerns, Koslowsky says he realizes campaign rhetoric does not necessarily translate to real world actions after an election.