BC SUPREME COURT RULES FOR EXTRADITION BID TO GO AHEAD IN CASE OF MENG WANZHOU-MAY 28 2020

Libby Znaimer is joined by Cheuk Kwan, former Chair of the Toronto Association for Democracy in China and Charles Burton, Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and expert on Canada-China relations.

Yesterday, the BC Supreme Court ruled that Huawei Exec Meng Wanzhou’s extradition proceedings will go ahead. It’s a decision that will, undoubtedly, have a negative impact on Canada’s relationship with China, which is already strained as it is. What challenges will this bring about in our country’s efforts to secure the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, two Canadians who were detained in China a short time after Meng’s arrest? And, could their treatment by Chinese authorities worsen in retaliation for the Court’s ruling?


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