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Nearly Half of Canadians Support Decreased Trade with China: Survey

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Nearly Half of Canadians Support Decreased Trade with China: Survey

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The number of Canadians who support a decreasing trade relationship with China is four times higher than those who want to increase trade, according to a new survey. The poll (pdf), conducted by Nanos Research and commissioned by CTV News, shows that an overall 45 percent of respondents believe Canada should decrease trade with China in the future, while only 10 percent said the opposite. Meanwhile, 28 percent of Canadians said trade ties should remain the same, and 17 percent of Canadians were unsure. “What it speaks to is that there’s not a lot of appetite, there’s reticence, there’s risk,” Nik Nanos, the founder of Nanos Research, told CTV News on Jan. 11. “People are worried about doing more business with China and this is big news because China is the second largest economy in the world.” “It doesn’t matter whether you are young and old, whether you live East Coast, …

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