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February 15, 2018

Justin Trudeau's Visit To India Could Have Trade Implications

Resident Senior Fellow Vivek Dehejia  shares his views with Global News Canada on Justin Trudeau's upcoming visit to India, and the potential impacts on the country's trade policy. Excerpts:

 

"Vivek Dehejia, an associate professor at Carleton University who is also a fellow at the IDFC Institute think-tank in Mumbai, said there is also a danger that Canada will be perceived as “lecturing” India and its prime minister, Narendra Modi.

 

“Quite frankly, India being a thriving democracy — it has its failings as we do in Canada — doesn’t particularly like to be lectured on social issues, women’s issues,” Dehejia said.

 

“It would be a bit like Mr. Modi talking about problems of First Nations in Canada. If he did that, I wonder how folks here would react to that.”"

 

Read the whole piece here.

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