Trudeau Pushes for Foreign Investment, But Interest May Be Limited to “Low-Risk, Existing Assets”

National Post columnist John Ivison looks at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s push for foreign investment in a national infrastructure bank and notes “there [remains] concerns about the web of regulations that prevent foreigners from investing in politically sensitive industries like telecommunications and broadcasting.” At a forum with “the heaviest of hitters in the pension and sovereign wealth fund business” earlier this week, Ivison notes, “Trudeau pitched Canada as an island of relative stability, as the government seeks to bolster the $35 billion it has committed to its nascent infrastructure bank with foreign investment. But it sounds like many of the investors are more interested in low-risk, existing assets over higher-risk toll roads and bridges.”