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TORONTO—The Trudeau government’s response to big challenges, it seems, is to appoint more cabinet ministers. Instead of having a Minister for International Trade, we now have a Minister for Trade Diversification, Jim Carr, and a Minister for Export Promotion, Mary Ng. We have yet to see how having two trade ministers will double the results of having one minister. Indeed, whether they will be more successful than their predecessors is an open question. Trade diversification and promotion takes

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With NAFTA at risk, the name of the game’s now trade diversification

By David Crane      

Having two trade ministers instead of one may make for good political optics—suggesting a lot more is being done even if it isn’t. But if Canada is to be more successful in the global economy it will take more than exhortations from Jim Carr and Mary Ng to export more.

The Trudeau government’s response to big challenges, it seems, is to appoint more cabinet ministers. Instead of having a Minister for International Trade, we now have a Minister for Export Promotion, Mary Ng, left, and a Minister for Trade Diversification, Jim Carr. The Hill Times photographs Andrew Meade
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