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Liberals Try to Assuage Fears Ahead of Possible Free Trade Deal with China, Documents Show


(Susan Lunn – CBC News)

Canada’s Liberal government is reaching out to calm fears about a potential free trade deal with China as it continues exploratory talks with the Asian superpower, documents show.

The documents, provided by Global Affairs Canada after an Access to Information request, show the government is confronting long-standing concerns from business and other stakeholders, including issues related to intellectual property rights, transparency, the bulk sale of water and human rights.

But one of Canada’s former ambassadors to China, David Mulroney, calls the documents a “sales job.” Click here to read more.

Related: No Free Trade with China Under a Conservative Government, Says Scheer (Global News)