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By José Luis Granados Ceja,, August 8, 2018

Neighbours on this continent, Canada and Mexico have a long and storied relationship, yet the conversations surrounding the two countries tends to largely revolve around the trade relationship between them. News reports published on the heels of Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland’s visit to Mexico to meet with Mexican president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador were but the latest example of this laser focus on trade. 

This does a disservice to Canadians, who as a result continue to operate under the impression that Canada plays a benevolent role in the region.

Meanwhile in Latin America, Canada’s progressive veneer is paper thin. Communities throughout the region are wary of Canada’s so-called friendly image…