Analysts propose more Canadian ties to Southeast Asia amid chill with India, China


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OTTAWA — Amid a chill in relations with both of Asia's heavyweights, regional experts say it's time Ottawa warms up to Southeast Asia, arguing Canada has an edge as a middle power with large institutional investors. The call comes after years of strain with Beijing, which included the detention of two Canadians in China for more than 1,000 days, and more-recent tensions with India after Ottawa accused its government of complicity in a British Columbia homicide. "We're in a bit of a bind; that's for sure," said Wayne Farmer, who leads the Canada-ASEAN Business Council. "It could be a bit...