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China offers the sorts of opportunities that Canada’s ag and food sector should capitalize on.

Be bold, go big, and sell more to China, urges ambassador

Leverage the Canada brand, target consumers directly, and get to know the many Chinas, says Dominic Barton

Reading Time: 4 minutes China’s pandemic buying spree has ag commodity prices soaring — but as canola growers (and others) know, Beijing can quickly turn hostile. But the ag sector here needs to be bold and aim to grow its ag and agri-food exports to China, says Canada’s ambassador to the country. “Even when things were really rough and […] Read more

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Industry groups hail appointment of new China envoy

Ottawa | Reuters — Canada has appointed veteran business consultant Dominic Barton as ambassador to China, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, as the government grapples with a major diplomatic and trade dispute between the nations. Barton, 56, a Ugandan-born Canadian who stepped down as global managing partner of consulting firm McKinsey and Co. […] Read more