Kate and William, with their children, are leaving Canada today, after a nation wide tour that skipped Toronto.
During this trip, back in the UK, the Mirror published this scathing criticism of how they were presented, ‘The Royal Tour of Canada is no place for children, argues Fleet Street Fox’
While in Canada, our bored media managed to get an upskirt of Kate. Their next stop is Vietnam, where Britain is ‘strengthening’ a robust trade relationship.
While our provincial (i.e. isolated) Canadian media is just getting used to ‘BRIC’, it is throwing temper tantrum about TPP (a free-trade pact in which Vietnam, not China, is one of the primary parties as well as Australia, another British Common Wealth nation).
Unifor just inked a new deal with GM, a good indication of the auto manufacturer’s commitment to its cross-border value-chain. Hopefully, this alleviates the anxiety felt by Canadians who thought they would be left behind in any TPP excitement.
‘Countries shouldn’t go it alone on China’.
Canada is better positioned with TPP than NAFTA. It is a Common Wealth like Australia, and the USA has a close connection to Vietnam and its renewal, like any war.
So why is Canada’s restless media so gung-ho about the EU? Perhaps because our national Pension Fund is heavily invested in EU infrastructure, as it is in China and India. That is great, but we should not offend great friends and cultures that share a past, as they build markets.