Saying there’s no other way to put it, Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer tells Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in a letter, that Canada’s being ”bullied” by the Chinese government, adding he has ”done nothing to stand up for Canada”.
Scheer’s letter goes on to say:
”I strongly urge you to ignore the advice from senior Liberals, like Jean Chretien and John McCallum, who have suggested we flout the rule of law and given in to the Chinese government’s demands to free Meng Wanzhou. Your actions during the SNC-Lavalin scandal already shook Canadians’ confidence in the justice system to the core.
The only option here is to show strength and finally stand up for Canada. Either you continue to show weakness and allow the Chinese government to bully Canada, or you take action to stand up for Canadians and what is right.”
Scheer’s calling on Trudeau to immediately pull Canada out of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, to launch a complaint at the World Trade Organization, to increase inspection on all Chinese imports and to start looking at possible retaliatory tariffs on Chinese imports.
China’s detained two Canadians and suspended imports of Canadian meat products and canola in apparent retaliation for Canada’s arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, who’s wanted on a U.S. extradition warrant.