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Analysis: Free trade with poor, dangerous Honduras is much better than it sounds for Canada. Interesting opportunities abound

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper wants Parliament to approve a free-trade deal with Honduras, the country with Latin America’s highest homicide rate and second-lowest standard of living, and with which Canada last year had merchandise trade of $192-million – the amount of business Canada does with the United States in three hours.

So why is Harper, along with several senior officials and dozens of bureaucrats, spending valuable time on this project?

Actually, it could be a smart plan. Honduras may be small, but it presents interesting opportunities for Canada.

Original source: Globe and Mail