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The two Michaels aren’t even permitted regular visits with Canadian diplomatic staff.
Of course, all of this is connected to Canada’s arrest of Chinese technology executive Meng Wanzhou at the request of the Americans while she was transiting through Vancouver two years ago.
Part of the reason Canada has suffered so many retaliations for the Meng arrest is the Trump administration’s failure to put behind-the-scenes pressure on Beijing.
The RCMP arrested Meng at the request of the U.S. Justice Department. Typically, when that happens the Americans pressure the Chinese not to take out their anger on Canada.
But U.S. President Donald Trump was engaged in a battle with China over trade. Because he wanted to use Meng as a bargaining chip, his administration refused to put pressure on the CCP government to release the two Canadians.
Yet this mostly is Trudeau’s fault, not Trump’s.
No matter what insult or indignity the Chinese heap on Canada, Trudeau just ups his appeasement level.
Chinese Communist leaders must sit around over tea and laugh at how they can so easily manipulate Canada’s P.M. like a puppet.
Ban Canadian exports of canola and Trudeau does nothing. Ban Canadian pork and beef and Trudeau issues some new invitation to Beijing or scolds Canadians yet again not to disparage the CCP.
Trudeau and his Health Minister, Patty Hajdu, still refuse to acknowledge how the CCP’s coverup of what was going on inside China in the pandemic’s early days greatly contributed to the international spread of the coronavirus.