Well Canada’s agenda here at this Summit of Pacific Rim Nations is going to run into some headwinds and there’s two reasons for that first Canada’s ice cold relationship right now with India and Canada’s ongoing tense relationship with China both India and China are much more influential among Pacific Rim countries
Than Canada is and that means Justin Trudeau is going to have trouble finding a friend Trudeau’s best ally in San Francisco will be the host US President Joe Biden but say Canada might improve its standing among Pacific countries by showing a little more Independence we need to distance ourself from the United
States and we need to be a leader in issues that the United States are are leaving aside even still it may be hard for Canada to have an impact the bottom line is that Canada is not really a priority trading partner or a priority geopolitical partner um for most of the
Major players at at this conference nonetheless prime minister Justin Trudeau wants use this Summit to talk about ways Pacific Rim countries can help lower the price of food back in Canada people in the middle class are feeling real pressure at the checkout counter that will be a top priority as
Trudeau meets presidents Prime Ministers and private sector CEOs here as for Biden he wants to focus on sustainable economic development but leaders almost certainly will turn their attention as well to Wars in Ukraine and in the Middle East AP has its work cut out for it it cannot directly outcomes in
Ukraine or Gaza or anywhere else but if this very strong and dynamic group of countries can find ways to integrate and to grow and prosper then that leaves us all better off it’s going to be a quick trip for the Prime Minister just two nights here and then back to Ottawa on
Friday David aen Global News San Francisco
Canada’s agenda at the 2023 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit is going to run into some headwinds due to Canada’s ice-cold relationship with India and Canada’s ongoing tense relationship with China.
Both India and China are much more influential among Pacific Rim nations than Canada is and that means Prime Minister Justin Trudeau might face challenges in finding support.
However, some experts say Canada may improve its standing among Pacific countries by showing a little more independence.
Global’s David Akin reports.
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