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Canola Farmers Caught in the Crossfire From China

Posted March 29, 2019

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Sarah Pittman – Toronto Sun)

Any farmer in Western Canada will be able to tell you that China’s decision to cut off imports of Canada’s canola is alarming.

The Prairies are particularly exposed — in 2018, Canada sold nearly $4 billion worth of canola seed and oil to China alone.

But beyond the threat to this massive industry — which delivers a not insignificant $26.7 billion in jobs, spending and other economic impacts to the Canadian economy — there are implications, both political and economic, for the overall relationship as a whole and going forward. Click here to read more.