Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday his government feared “some disruptions” if the results of the US presidential election is close, which Ottawa is preparing for “any outcomes.”“We view all the polarization within the us with some concern,” Trudeau said in French, pertaining to the country’s political discord but a month until the November 3 election between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.
“We’re all watching the US election with close attention due to its potential impact on the Canadian economy and on Canadians,” Trudeau said at a press conference .“We’re certainly all hoping for a smooth transition or a transparent result” within the vote, he said.
“If it's less clear, there could also be some disruptions and that we got to be ready for any outcomes,” he said, without elaborating.Trump has questioned the integrity of mail-in ballots, which are popular this election thanks to the Covid pandemic, and he has refused to plan to a peaceful transition of power if he loses the vote.
Trudeau, who has an often stormy relationship with Trump, generally refrains from commenting on political happenings in Canada’s powerful neighbor.“We won't be interfering or engaging in any way in their electoral processes which includes commenting on their electoral processes,” he said.The us is Canada’s largest trading partner, with Can$2.4 billion (US$1.8 billion) flowing across the border every day .
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