WASHINGTON, U.S. – In a rare show of bipartisan solidarity the US Senate came together June 9 to pass legislation aimed at strengthening Washington’s hand against China. The U.S. Senate passed the Bill in a 68 to 32 vote, which forces the Biden administration to outline its plans for working with allies on China-related issues.
The portion of the Bill that deals with Canada is called the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act. The White House has 90 days to publish a strategy explaining where they agree and disagree with Canada on China issues.
The bill focuses on issues surrounding the Trudeau government’s relationship with China including the spread of China’s authoritarian government trade, cyber-security, Huawei, 5G networks, mineral resources, defence, and organized crime.
The Bill will lay the foundation on how the U.S. thinks about working with Canada in relation to strategy.