Twitter informs me that Jim Carr’s performance as natural resources minister was mixed, but he sure is making the trade portfolio look easy.
This week, he hosted a dozen carefully selected counterparts in Ottawa to see if they had it in them to stop the United States and China from wrecking the global trading system. They agreed to meet again in January, so this Rideau Group (my name for Carr’s crew, not his) might be up to the challenge.
“Our resolve for change must be matched with action: we will continue to fight protectionism; and we are committed politically to moving forward urgently on transparency, dispute settlement and developing 21st century trade rules” at the World Trade Organization, the ministers said.
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