Curtis: Should building ties in Latin America be a policy priority for Canada?

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11 March, 2013
By: John Curtis
Adjunct Professor at Queen's University and Chair of Statistics Canada's Advisory Committee on International Trade Statistics

No, but it should continue to be an on-going Canadian foreign policy activity, much as Africa, much of Asia, and Central/Europe is. Canadian private sector involvement will likely remain more evident than government activity with respect to most regions of Latin America – where both sectors will and should be active across most sectors are in Mexico, Brazil, and Chile. The United States, China, Japan, Korea, parts of South-east Asia, the Caribbean, and western Europe should be Canadian priorities – their performance and values affect Canada directly and ours, to a much lesser extent given our size, affects and at times influences them.

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