Canada needs to diversify its trade links, much farther than the NAFTA, and cannot ignore the opportunities available in the Gulf Co-operation Council states.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured with Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland at the National Press Theatre. Faced with contradictory push and pulls, and suffering from an unpredictable Liberal foreign policy in the Middle East, Canada’s trade relations with the oil-rich Gulf Arab states are now in flux, writes Yasser Dhouib. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
With the federal elections behind us, it’s time to reexamine how the Liberal government has handled Canada’s business and trade relations with the oil-rich, Gulf Arab states.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'