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Canada seeks U.S. buy in on ocean protection as part of G7 climate initiative

OTTAWA — Canada has persuaded the Trump administration to consider backing a climate change-related initiative that it wants to showcase when it hosts the G7 summit next year, The Canadian Press has learned. The June gathering of leaders from the G7 countries at a resort in Quebec’s Charlevoix region will mark U.S. President Donald Trump’s …

Watch China’s efforts to influence as Canada pursues trade, says former envoy

GUANGZHOU, China — He was a curious 23-year-old in a bustling train station somewhere in China, at the height of its busiest season, Chinese New Year. He and his two friends didn’t have tickets, but it didn’t matter. “It was wonderful,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this week in Beijing as he recalled his first adult excursion …

Trudeau departs China without securing commitment start to free trade talks

GUANGZHOU, China — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau departed China on Thursday without securing the start of free trade talks with the world’s second-largest economy, but said Canadians need to lower their expectations about just how quick that will happen. Trudeau said differences need to be addressed on how Canada deals with China’s state-owned enterprises. Separately, …

Trudeau departs China without securing commitment start to free trade talks

GUANGZHOU, China — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau departed China on Thursday without securing the start of free trade talks with the world’s second-largest economy, but said Canadians need to lower their expectations about just how quick that will happen. Trudeau said differences need to be addressed on how Canada deals with China’s state-owned enterprises. He …

World at “pivot point,” need to embrace openness free trade, PM says

GUANGZHOU, China— The world is at a “pivot point” and will fail unless countries embrace free trade and elevate their citizens who have been left behind by globalization, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday. Trudeau delivered that dire, anti-protectionist message to high-powered business audience at a major international conference in this bustling southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. …

Pursuing free trade part of mission to combat populism, says Trudeau

BEIJING—Pursuing free trade with China and preserving the North American Free Trade Agreement are part of Canada’s international mission to combat the rising tide of populism, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday. Trudeau said Canada’s ongoing NAFTA renegotiation with the Donald Trump administration in Washington was a big part of his dinner conversation Monday night …

Justin Trudeau set to meet Xi Jinping on second day of China trip

BEIJING—Justin Trudeau meets China’s powerful leader, President Xi Jinping, later today on his second full day in China as talks continue to formally kickstart free trade talks between the two countries. International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne was continuing the trade discussions Tuesday morning and skipped a roundtable that Trudeau led with about two dozen Canadian …

Trudeau, Xi face off on future of trade as PM China trip begins in earnest

BEIJING — Smiles and warm handshakes, ceremony and splendour — all of it will be on vivid display on Monday when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang extends a red-carpet welcome to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. But the spectacle that will envelop Trudeau’s arrival at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People will shroud a starker reality: Canada’s …

Justin Trudeau bound for China to promote trade, tourism, investment

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is departing for Beijing for a four-day state visit to China that will begin Monday with a visit to a popular social media company to sell Canada as a vacation destination. Joined by several cabinet ministers, Trudeau is to arrive late Sunday, ahead of his Monday morning visit to the headquarters …

Trade minister to press China on jailed Canadians during Trudeau trip

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says during a trip to China he plans to raise the case of two Canadian winery owners from British Columbia who have been held by Chinese authorities because of a customs dispute. Champagne told reporters travelling with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that he takes the case “very …