Canada must stand up to China: O’Toole

Canada needs an eyes-wide-open approach to China to see the country as it is and not how corporate lobbyists would like it to be

Canada must stand up to China: O’TooleWhen campaigning to become prime minister in 2015, Justin Trudeau was asked what country he most admired in the world. The people in attendance looked on in disbelief when he stated that he most admired China. His reason? Trudeau believed China’s “basic dictatorship” allowed their government to move swiftly to implement their agenda. Trudeau’s obsession…

Is it time to walk away from trade with China?

If China wants to keep trading with the West, it needs to do something about the living standards of its working people

Is it time to walk away from trade with China?The idea that our entire civilization could depend on millions of foreign slaves that we pretend don’t exist is like something out of a dystopian novel. But it’s the world in which we’ve lived for decades. COVID-19 is proving to be the wake-up call we needed. With cheap goods comes cheap labour, and with cheap…

China just one of many trade growth opportunities

Concentrating on increasing trade relations with China is certainly relevant, but it's hardly original on Trudeau's part

China just one of many trade growth opportunitiesPrime Minister Justin Trudeau’s strategy to enhance Canada’s role in the global economy has received extensive praise. To be honest, it’s hard to understand why. The federal Liberals have targeted a free trade deal with China as its first priority. A push to finalize a long-awaited trade arrangement with India is also on the agenda.…

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank a study in oppression

The Harper government takes a principled stand against China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank a study in oppression‘Aunt’ Mai, my elderly neighbour, is a smallish (4’, 10”) wonderful Chinese woman who lives a quiet life in Edmonton caring for her sister and tending to her vegetable garden. She and her family escaped to Canada at a time when China’s communists were brutalizing her homeland. During the Cultural Revolution (1966 to 76), her…