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Canada must engage with China to resolve canola impasse, say trade observers

By Neil Moss      

An ex-ambassador to China says the revoked export permit for one of the largest Canadian canola processors is the latest example of why Canada should diversify its international trading partners.

Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says Chinese officials haven't given Canada any indication that the suspension of a Canadian company's canola export permit was political retaliation from the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou last December. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

It’s time the Canadian government find a way to engage with China to protect its canola industry, say a former diplomat and stakeholder group, after the Asian country scrapped the export permit for one of Canada’s largest canola processors in the midst of a broader diplomatic spat.

Neil Moss

Neil Moss is a reporter at The Hill Times covering federal politics, foreign policy, and defence. 
- nmoss@hilltimes.com


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