Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with the Thompson-Hitchins family to discuss affordable housing, in Caledon, Ont., on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Arlyn McAdorey/The Canadian Press.

The best comments from Hub readers this week

This week at Hub Forum, readers discussed the potential consequences of a second Trump term, Supreme Court Justice Malcolm Rowe’s comments on judicial overreach, whether journalism schools are failing a generation of students, Canada’s big bet on the U.S. as a trade partner, and Canada’s housing crisis.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, meets with President Joe Biden during the Summit of the Americas, Thursday, June 9, 2022, in Los Angeles. Evan Vucci/AP Photo.

Is Canada betting too much on the U.S.?

Canada should hedge its bets and more aggressively pursue trading arrangements with others. Instead of continuing to resist opening our highly protected and low-productivity sectors—like dairy—we should embrace as many markets as possible.