Important we foster bilateral trade relationship with China: Dreeshen

Use of Canadian educational curriculum in Chinese schools sparked a sense of pride in Red Deer MP Earl Dreeshen when he participated

Use of Canadian educational curriculum in Chinese schools sparked a sense of pride in Red Deer MP Earl Dreeshen when he participated in Canada’s state visits to the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia last month.

The Canadian mission focused on developing partnerships in commerce, innovation and education.

“To see the enthusiasm shown by our hosts regarding the use of Canadian curriculum at primary, secondary, post-secondary and graduate levels was a sense of pride for me having been an educator for 34 years,” he said in the House of Commons Oct. 30.

In addition to visits to Chinese universities, the delegation also met with Chinese and Mongolian politicians.

“Our numerous roundtable discussions allowed us to expand and strengthen our economic, cultural, and knowledge-based collaboration,” said Dreeshen.

He told the House of Commons that Central Alberta businesses, as well as organizations such as Access Prosperity and Alberta’s excellent post-secondary institutions can benefit from increased co-operation with China. “It is important that we foster our bilateral trade relationship so that Canadian exporters can thrive in the Chinese market.”

Last year, China became Canada’s second largest export market after the U.S.


Just Posted

Turning Point’s NightReach workers dedicated to helping others

Red Deer-based workers find fulfillment in making life changing connections

Nine-year-old raises thousands to help Red Deer animals

Jayda’s annual fundraiser to make sizeable donation to the Central Alberta Humane Society

Lakers destroy Rebels in final game

The Lakers will play in the league playoffs beginning Feb. 28

Alberta judge cleared in case where sex assault victim was shackled, jailed

Judicial council: Judge Raymond Bodnarek acted on Crown’s advice, tried to minimize victim’s hardship

Breton/Thorsby RCMP investigate theft of boat

RCMP say stolen jet boat and trailer valued at approximately $80,000

SLIDESHOW: Fun and games had at Winterfest

Many came out for the annual winter festival on Sylvan Lake, Feb. 17

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Sask. school shooter to be sentenced as adult

The man was just shy of his 18th birthday when he killed four people and injured seven others

Internet questions PM’s fashion choices in India

The Trudeaus’ eight-day visit has been dogged by various controversies since it began Feb. 17

Hundreds march for justice in death of Winnipeg teen

Tina Fontaine was pulled from a river in 2014, her body wrapped in a blanket and weighed down by rocks

Maritimes want their own CFL team

Their biggest hurdle is getting a stadium commitment in place

Judicial council finds no misconduct by Alberta judge of Aboriginal sex assault victim

Hearing after complaints of alleged poor treatment of woman with pseudonym Angela Cardinal

Suspected serial killer targeting Toronto gay community now faces six murder charges

Bruce McArthur now charged with murders of six men: Toronto police

Trump suggests more guns in schools to combat shootings

Trump floats two-step plan for gun control: More guns, more control

Most Read