1/19/2017 Business Insider
OTTAWA — For Justin Trudeau, life is about to get a lot more complicated.
After Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president, the Canadian prime minister will be entering uncharted territory with Canada’s most important economic, defense and political partner. Gone will be his brief, 15-month “bromance” with Barack Obama, in which the two like-minded leaders bonded over issues such as free trade, climate change and human rights.
Facing the unpredictability of a Trump presidency and its possible negative impact on Canada, particularly when it comes to economic ties, Trudeau has acted quickly. He has sent his two most trusted aides to the United States for talks with Trump’s closest advisers and shaken up his cabinet, naming Chrystia Freeland, a Harvard-educated former journalist with extensive links in the United States, as his foreign minister.