Canada needs stronger relations with Mexico

A return to soft power could help Canada step ahead with the burgeoning economic force.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Prime Minister Stephen Harper at a joint press conference in Ottawa in 2012.
Michael Smolander
Published: Wednesday, 09/10/2014 9:02 pm EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 09/10/2014 11:42 pm EDT

Canada and Mexico established diplomatic relations in 1944 and they are not often associated with controversy. However, in recent months the relationship has acquired a bitter tone stemming from Canada’s refusal to remove stringent visa requirements for Mexican citizens travelling to Canada.

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