I’ve spent years looking for a Canadian exporter that defied economic gravity, and Jean-François Bernier, chief executive of Attitude, a Montreal-based maker of natural body creams and household cleaners, earned his way into the paper with these two words: South Korea.
Canada, a “trading nation,” sends almost all its international shipments to the United States, a material amount to China, and very little to anyone else. We learned last year what happens when your idea of hedging against the actions of one capricious president is trading with a country run by an equally capricious president.
“I’m a lot more hesitant to go to China,” Bernier said when I asked about the trade wars during an interview in December.
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