(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.
- China and U.S. Have ‘Gone Ballistic’ on Canada as Trade Tensions Mount (Bloomberg)
- Farmers in Prairies Single Out Trudeau for Canola Crisis (Globe & Mail)
- Trudeau Now Has a Lower Approval Rating Than Trump, With Tories Way Ahead (Global News)
- China’s Canola Ban Adds to Trudeau’s Woes in Huawei Feud (Bloomberg)
- Canada Urged to File WTO Case Against China Over Canola Feud (Bloomberg)