Canadians want less trade with China, but at what cost?

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When it comes to trading with China, “we hold the cards” and Canada should direct its exports away from the authoritarian regime, Vancouver human rights and democracy activist Fenella Sung says.

Now, new polling from Angus Reid released Monday suggests most Canadians (61%), and especially British Columbians, are on board with Sung.

Nearly seven in 10 British Columbians want to see Canada trade less with China while a growing number of Canadians wish human rights are prioritized over economic factors with the global superpower, Angus Reid found.

Nevertheless, most people (54%) are worried about the economic consequences of getting out of business with China, the polling shows…read more.