Jan 06, 2016

By Jane Brown

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The Trudeau Liberals are moving forward on a strategy to improve Canada’s economy in a global economic slump, by seeking new trade arrangements.

A Globe and Mail report says the Prime Minister intends to play an activist role in promoting Canadian business and investment with a major trade mission to China and India and a keynote address to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

“It is a big economic opportunity,” said a senior government official, who was not authorized to speak on the record. “People who make the world’s biggest economic decisions will be in that room, and we plan on taking advantage of that to describe our economic strategy, to talk up the country and opportunities for people to invest in it.”

The speech at the World Economic Forum will be made at an annual gathering of world leaders and wealthy executives on January 21st at a special session called A New Chapter for Canada.

The high level trade mission to China and India will likely be in March after Prime Minister Trudeau holds bilaterial meetings with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington.

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