(Jennifer Ferreira – Open Canada)
With the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) now a fait accompli, Canada is pushing forward on another big trade file — its first bilateral trade agreement with China.
Canadian Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne is expected to travel to Chile mid-March for a meeting between Pacific trading nations, where he told the Canadian Press his focus would be to move forward on deals with China, India and Japan.
Newly appointed Canadian ambassador to China John McCallum also recently told the CBC the trade deal was a priority for Canada. “[Trudeau] is very clear that we want to pursue stronger ties with China,” he said. “We think that in the medium-term this will lead to more Canadian jobs.” Click here to read more.