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Trade Missions: Trade and Party Leaders

trade missions: That is 3.6 per cent of the population, according to National Observer. India is also Canada's second largest source of immigrants, approximately 40,000 in 2016. ; In fairness to Trudeau, he is not the first Canadian politician to be tempted by the lure of Indo-Canadian votes. More than a million Canadians are of Indian heritage. Previous and current prime ministers, provincial premiers and political party leaders have beaten the path to India for the same reason, often under the guise of trade missions. Trudeau's predecessor, Stephen Harper, tried and failed to negotiate a Canada-India free trade agreement. However, Canada-India trade of 7 billion is miniscule - worth only one week of Canada's trade with the United States. ( As reported in the news.