Canada mistakenly showed up with past assumptions, its own values, and took a lead in telling China how they wanted the trade game to be played.
Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr spoke to reporters in West Block on May 1 about the government’s response to the trade dispute with China. Canada lacks an understanding of who it is dealing with and how to respond in kind, writes Amy Karam. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Oh, Canada. China is really angry with you. It is not only detaining Canadian citizens, now it is cutting off billions of dollars of canola and pork exports, and Canadians are wondering what’s next.
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