The committee has also recently been studying the impact of trade agreements on Canada’s supply-managed sectors.
Canada should engage China more comprehensively on non-tariff barrier issues that hinder agricultural trade.
The Quebec engineering company’s desire to gain lucrative contracts in Gaddafi’s Libya led to the fraud and corruption charges it sought to have dealt with through a deferred prosecution agreement.
But by boosting partnerships in the region Canada also risks alienating China, said academics and diplomats at a March 11 Ottawa talk.
Many of Canada’s hemispheric neighbours, from Mexico to Brazil, are coping with disillusioned citizens, entrenched economic uncertainty, and radical populists.