(Michael Smolander – Embassy)
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.
Francisco Suarez, Mexico’s ambassador to Canada, earlier this year described Mexico’s relations with Canada as having lost their “dynamism.”
Interestingly, PricewaterhouseCoopers recently estimated that Mexico’s economy would be the seventh largest in the world by 2050, making it essential that Canada reinforce relations with this future economic colossus. Read more here.