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Mexico’s then-President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto speaks during a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa on Nov. 28, 2012.
Mexico’s then-President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto speaks during a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa on Nov. 28, 2012.
(CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS)

Marina Jimenez

How a needlessly tough visa has hurt Canada’s relations with Mexico

Mexico’s newly-appointed ambassador to Canada used uncharacteristically blunt language to express his frustration over Ottawa’s new visa requirement for Mexicans. Ambassador Francisco Suarez told a reporter that Mexico is “really mad” about Canada’s apparent inability or unwillingness to resolve this irritant in what is otherwise a mutually productive and close relationship.