China beats out Britain as Canada’s No. 2 trade partner

China has surpassed Britain as Canada’s No. 2 export destination, a milestone in the inevitable shift from the stagnant Old World to faster-growing emerging markets.

Canadian goods exports to China surged 15 per cent last year to $19.3-billion, paced by a near-doubling of canola seed and canola oil shipments, according to newly tabulated government trade figures.

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