It will be easy, in our election, for parties to compete on who can be toughest on China. But what happens after that?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, and People's Party Leader Maxime Bernier. In this election, Mr. Scheer has already gone down this bash-China path, charging that the Trudeau government is not tough enough in dealing with China.
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TORONTO—It is quite possible that the federal election could, when it comes to relations with China, turn into a contest on who can bash China the hardest. That would be a big mistake.
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