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Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrives to the group photo and gala dinner during the APEC summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Monday, October 7, 2013.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrives to the group photo and gala dinner during the APEC summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Monday, October 7, 2013.
(Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

COLIN ROBERTSON

Six ways Canada can boost its business ties to Asia

If you had any doubt that the much-proclaimed Pacific, actually Indo-Pacific, Century applies equally to Canada, then look to Harper Government’s new global markets strategy.

Seventeen of its 20 emerging markets and four of its six established markets border or access the Pacific and Indian oceans.

Critics argue that it signals a radical departure from our foreign policy. But, when you look at the details, the new policy is evolutionary rather than revolutionary.