We also need to strengthen trade between the provinces.
China continues to attack Canada’s Canola sector, in what is an obviously transparent move based on the Meng Wanzhou detainment.
The latest attack from China has been cancelling Glencore’s canola export permit.
And this is why Canada must start to decouple ourselves economically from China, and shift towards other countries, along with strengthening inter-provincial trade.
Trade with China is still a small part of our overall global trade, so we can decouple from them without doing significant economic damage.
It could also be done slowly, by ramping up tariffs on products from China, while seeking trade deals with nations that are more aligned with our values, such as India, where a young population, large democracy, and strong long-term growth prospects creates tremendous opportunity.
The simple reality is that China’s Communist state cannot be trusted. Trading with them is not like trading with other nations. Trading with China increasingly requires Canada to give up on our values, and sacrifice what our country is supposed to stand for.
That is a price we cannot pay.
Additionally, it is absurd that those in power keep pushing for us to trade more with Communist China, while we don’t even have free trade within Canadian provinces. There are still insane restrictions when it comes to inter-provincial trade.
That’s what we should be focused on fixing, instead of trying to trade with a Communist State we can never trust.
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