Forging a Canada-China trade deal: Lessons from Australia

China made significant concessions that favoured the Australian side.

Wikimedia Photo: J. Patrick Fischer
Pudong district, Shanghai, 2012.
Brian Gold
Published: Thursday, 11/12/2015 1:18 am EST
Last Updated: Tuesday, 11/17/2015 6:54 pm EST

On Oct. 26, former Prime Minister Paul Martin said it would make “enormous sense” for a Trudeau-led Canada to pursue a trade deal with China, correctly noting that Canada has been lagging in developing free trade agreements with many countries, including China. Martin stated that Canada could pursue such a deal while maintaining its stance as an advocate for human rights.

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