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the relationship between Canada and the United States is a particular %HESITATION and unique they're polar opposites on immigration deeply at odds on national security and beer in the part on trade when they meet for the first time Monday the question is whether you S. president Donald Trump and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau can find any common ground , I mean if the living in Washington with the White House meeting between the two is shaping up to be the ultimate study in contrasts , trumpet seventy year old nationalist who has never held public office Trudeau a forty five year old liberal who comes from a political dynasty , there's plenty of other differences first and foremost from long stated intention to renegotiate the twenty year old north American free trade agreement overhauling Napster could potentially cripple Canada's economy the country spent seventy five percent of its exports to the United States and it's ready to play hardball foreign minister Chris you relent warning that Canada will respond in kind if the United States imposes the border attacks as Republicans are considering , but that relationship goes both ways Canada the United states' largest trading partner in any disruption could cripple US automakers technology companies and other high value exporters , in the trade between the two countries is relatively balanced keystone XL it might not be viewed as number one priority the drums already done Canada a big favor by clearing the way for the keystone XL pipeline which will enable oil from Alberta to reach US refinery then not on the record for many years supporting it because it leads to economic growth and , the job his plans for tax cuts in infrastructure spending could also provide an indirect boost for the Canadian economy but there's plenty of potential pitfalls as well Trudeau's emerged as a prominent critic of trance refugee Dan and he is likely to face pressure to boost military spending Canada's well below the level required of NATO members in this is been a pet peeve of trunks for a long time billed as a chance for this relationship the coup leaders try to build on what they have in common but based on trump's conversations with allies such as Mexico and Australia it could just as easily go the other way taxes at the border