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Canada’s Tory leader aims to ‘repair’ India ties after ‘disastrous’ Trudeau trip

Andrew Scheer

By: Sarwar Alam

Canada’s opposition leader will travel to India to “repair” bilateral ties he said were harmed by prime minister Justin Trudeau, who was dogged by controversies on his first official trip there earlier this year. Tory leader Andrew Scheer said he would meet this fall with Indian officials as well as business, civil society and religious leaders, likely in a bid to shore up support among Canada’s large Indian diaspora ahead of next year’s general election. Indo-Canadians number about 500,000, representing only 1.4 per cent of the population — but holding sway in key electoral battlegrounds. “Standing with a united India is Canada’s gateway to…

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