What’s at stake in Canada’s lost Philippines helicopter deal?
By Omar AllamFeb. 28, 2018
It puts Canada’s credibility and reputation at risk in future negotiations.
'Do not buy any more from Canada. Or from the United States, because there is always a condition attached,' Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, told journalists of his orders to his country’s military recently. He's pictured last year. Photograph courtesy of Cesar Parroco/Ceslou
Tensions between the Canadian government and the Philippines could not have come at a worse time for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canadian companies looking to reach new customers across Southeast Asia.
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