Canada doesn’t need more China

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION - RE: China’s abuses aren’t fake news (July 7)

Canada should not be ex­pand­ing trade with China — there are no gains for us in this, only for China! The Chi­nese gov­ern­ment con­trols its com­merce and trade, the press and academia in that coun­try. Their record on hu­man abuses will never change and they clearly are not mov­ing in a demo­cratic di­rec­tion any time soon. They are in con­trol of all hu­man ac­tiv­ity from birth un­til death.

The Chi­nese gov­ern­ment is only in­ter­ested in our nat­u­ral re­sources — that is, gain­ing own­er­ship of them. We al­ready im­port food of all kinds from them, with no guar­an­tees of hy­gienic safety. This to the detri­ment of Cana­dian farm­ers and our own pro­cess­ing plants, these are fast dis­ap­pear­ing and soon we will be un­able to sup­ply our­selves with home­grown foods from our own re­sources!

The Trudeau gov­ern­ment should be ex­plor­ing ways to dis­en­tan­gle it­self from trade with China — the un­in­tended con­se­quences for Canada are huge. As well as loss of our farm­ing in­dus­try, the loss of our man­u­fac­tur­ing base — which has largely gone off shore some time ago. And loss of con­trol of our nat­u­ral re­sources with no gain for Cana­di­ans — only a gain for China! Su­san A. Frand­sen, Rock­ton

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