BANGALORE, India - Stephen Harper's first call to U.S. President Barack Obama since his re-election earlier this week was a combination of warm congratulations and neighbourly concern over the fiscal...
It comes as welcome news that Prime Minister Harper will visit Beijing next month. Harper should use the opportunity to signal his version of a "pivot" to Asia -- without the overtones of geopolitical positioning that invariably accompany U.S. foreign policy. An excellent way to do so would be to propose a Free Trade Agreement with China.
Asia matters to Canada more than ever -- it's arguably the single biggest priority in Canadian foreign policy next to U.S. relations.