VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark says expanding trade relationships with countries other than the United States is like having more than one friend to call on a lonely Saturday night.
Clark leaves Thursday on a 10-day trade mission to the Indian cities of New Delhi, Mumbai and Chandigarh in search of new opportunities and potential markets for British Columbia.
It’s the sixth international trade mission she’s led since 2011. China has been a major focus in the past, but she’s also made pit stops in Japan and South Korea.
Clark denied her overseas ventures are attempts to dump the Americans — Canada’s largest trading partnership — even though her Liberal government’s recent throne speech declared some U.S. markets have “dried up,” and B.C. has become the least American-dependent province in Canada.
“Here’s my view,” said Clark. “It is way better to have a lot of friends than just one friend…
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