Trade minister Mary Ng to visit India, signaling shift in relations since Trudeau's ill-fated 2018 trip

Bianca Bharti

March 7, 2022

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Trade Minister Mary Ng will be heading to India this week, marking what would be the first high-level visit to Asia’s third-biggest economy since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s ill-fated tour of the country in 2018.

Rohinton Medhora, president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, a think-tank, said Ng could struggle to make progress because the federal government still hasn’t come up with a comprehensive Indo-Pacific strategy.

“In the most recent Indian federal budget are plans to increase spending on infrastructure by about one-third,” Medhora said. “So there’s a real opportunity, at least for Canadian businesses, to get in on …

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