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February 18, 2018

Much Style, Little Substance From Trudeau's Visit to India?

In this Xinhua post, Resident Senior Fellow Vivek Dehejia talks about what to expect from Justin Trudeau's visit to India, in the realm of trade policy. Excerpts:

 

"'The one big missing piece is that we will not see the signing of a comprehensive economic and trade agreement that would have been a crowning achievement for this visit, which has been in the works since 2010,' said Dehejia, an associate professor of economics and philosophy at Carleton University in Ottawa.

 

"There will be business roundtables and the usual photo opportunities at the Taj Mahal and the Golden Temple, and stuff like that."

 

'When Mr. Trudeau became prime minister in 2015, he shifted gears from the Conservatives' playbook on trade that was pragmatic and commercially driven,' said Mumbai-born Dehejia in an interview..."

 

Read the whole article here.

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