WINNIPEG – As the political landscape starts shifting south of the border, Canadians are also reacting to a potential bumpy ride ahead with Donald Trump as President of the United States.
However, former Canadian ambassador to the United States and former Manitoba premier Gary Doer does not think the next four years will be all that turbulent.
Doer spoke at the Convention Centre on Wednesday about the election outcome.
“I’m one of these people that believe that President-elect Trump with a Senate majority, that the Republicans hold and held before the election, and a House majority has the great potential and I believe will exceed expectations,” Doer said.
Doer also talked with Winnipeg’s business community about the road ahead now that the Republicans hold the House Representatives and Senate. He said he believes Canada’s environmental policy and military spending will be impacted with Trump in power.
Doer also said he thinks Trump will ease the gridlock that has plagued Washington for so many years.
“He perceives himself and he portrays himself and he markets himself as a deal maker,” Doer said.