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Canada pushes China on canola at WTO as Beijing bristles over Trudeau criticism

Reference: FCC

OTTAWA - Canada has requested a formal meeting with China at the World Trade Organization to resolve a Chinese ban on Canadian canola shipments.

International Trade Minister Jim Carr announced Friday that Canada is seeking a bilateral consultation at the WTO because the two sides have been unable to resolve the issue.

China's decision to ban canola shipments is part of disintegrating relations with Canada following the RCMP's December arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver on a U.S. extradition warrant...Read More

Nine days later, China imprisoned two Canadian men, ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor, on suspicion of spying in what is widely viewed as retaliation for Meng's arrest.