Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently returned from a very successful trip to China. The purpose of his trip was to forge relations with China focused on jobs and economic growth. With a population of 1.3 billion people and a burgeoning economy, China holds tremendous potential as a trading partner.
Cornwall - February 26, 2012 - Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently returned from a very successful trip to China. The purpose of his trip was to forge relations with China focused on jobs and economic growth. With a population of 1.3 billion people and a burgeoning economy, China holds tremendous potential as a trading partner.
While in China, the Prime Minister negotiated a number of trade agreements that will help generate jobs and growth in Canada. An agreement was reached to facilitate the export of Canadian uranium to China which will support China’s energy needs and Canada’s long-term economic interests. The Prime Minister also took the time to highlight Canada as China’s largest supplier of lumber. With investment flows between Canada and China at an all time high, the Prime Minister negotiated an agreement which will further facilitate these flows by providing a more stable and secure environment for investors.
Canada and China have strong ties commercially, culturally and scholastically which are contributing to our economic recovery by creating jobs and growth. While in China, the Prime Minister recognized this by strengthening Canada’s strategic partnership in these areas. Canada will also have the honour of being entrusted with two of China’s national treasures, the Giant Pandas Er Shun and Ji Li. The pandas will be a boon to tourism in Calgary and Toronto as they will be held in their zoos for 5 year periods each.
The focus of the Prime Minister’s trip in China was job creation and economic growth in Canada. This will remain our Governments top priority as we continue to implement Canada’s Economic Action Plan and its job-creating measures, while preparing to build on its success with Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2012. Although these negotiations were made in China, I believe these initiatives will directly benefit the constituents of SD & SG through the creation of jobs in the agricultural, natural resources, and other sectors right here in the communities of SD & SG.
Member of Parliament
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