Paul Evans, a professor at UBC’s Institute of Asian Affairs, was interviewed for a National Post article on Justin Trudeau’s China visit and Canada’s plans to join a China-led international bank.
Evans said the previous government sat out the first round of membership in the bank due to pressure from Washington and fears that the new bank would weaken institutions such as the World Bank. However, he believes membership would be a plus overall for Canada.
Evans was also quoted in a CNBC story focusing on the dispute over canola exports between China and Canada. He believes Trudeau will hold off addressing the matter for at least a year.