Never mind NAFTA, Freeland’s biggest challenge will be to win the west

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

When Chrystia Freeland, then International Trade minister, was thrust into the NAFTA renegotiation with the Trump administration, she probably thought that would be the greatest challenge of her political career. Little did she know that there was a greater challenge awaiting her back home in Canada just a few years later —  that challenge is Western Canada. With the announcement of the Trudeau cabinet last week, Freeland has found herself removed from the high-profile foreign affairs role to instead focusing on limiting the growth of western alienation on the Prairies. If current sentiment is any indication, it may have been…

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