SURREY — Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Huberman predicts a Hilary Clinton election victory today would be better for business in Surrey as a Donald Trump win would bring “uncertainty” to the economy.
“In the past, Democratic administrations have proven to be more beneficial to Canadians,” she said.
Republican administrations tend to be more protectionist.
Huberman said Trump’s talk of scrapping the North America Free Trade Agreement and not pursuing other trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership is particularly concerning to a border city like Surrey, as well as Canada in general.
“It’s really concerning to us. We’re a small country.
“We live in a global economy,” she noted. “You can’t close borders.”
Huberman said she’s concerned a Trump win would result in the U.S. Fed raising interest rates. “Whatever the U.S. does, Canada will soon thereafter follow,” she said. “Canada is a shadow of the U.S.”
As for a Clinton victory at the polls?
“She’s not perfect either, but there’s more certainty with her,” Huberman said.
“You can have, or so it seems, a meaningful dialogue based on facts.”