And if anyone wants to say that this back turning really isn't intended as such, then not at all. Harper's very calculating about optics and messaging. All that flag waving and whatnot, the open handed gestures that are de rigueur. Here are some comments to this latest action.
Clearly you have never been in business before! My company: for every 1 Canadian order we get, we get 100 USA orders are 30 European orders... And you know how many from Asia???
That's right, not one... Asians don't buy things from us, they never will. They just sell us stuff.. That is not a business relationship. We must stand with the USA to ensure our economic survival, without them, we're so done!
Canada is "shifting focus from the US struggling markets".... Tsk Tsk ...Has Harper begun to believe his own propaganda or was this little slip of the truth sneaked into the article to throw the stupid public off?Cozying up to China and expanding trading partner offices in every region that can be exploited by Canadian businesses is far more important than supporting where Canadians may be looking for services. Here is a list of the countries that now have Canadian offices.
By all reports, the US economy is growing at a much faster rate than Canada's.
Harper is "shifting focus to China" right now ... to benefit his Conservative pals in the US congress and senate ... and to benefit his pipeline investors who in turn will fund his next election.