(Jordan Press – Canadian Press)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau began laying out his case for closer trade ties with Asian nations Tuesday, and issuing a challenge to domestic businesses to not disappear once the ink dries on any government-struck agreements.
Speaking to a room of Canadian companies already invested in the region, and local companies interested in investing in Canada, Trudeau tried to frame Canada as an isle of political, social and economic stability in the world – noting the ease to get a visa for top tech talent relative to the longer times in the United States.
The first event after landing in Singapore set the stage for what the Liberals hope will be a clearer picture of how to pursue freer trade with a 10-nation bloc of major suppliers and customers, which includes Singapore. Click here to read more.
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