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International, Politics

Canadian detainees mark 603 days in Chinese custody

The release of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor arbitrarily detained by China on trumped up charges for more than 600 days remains “a top priority” for the federal government, says a spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne. “Canada »

International, Politics, Society

Meng Wanzhou asks Canadian court to stay ‘poisoned’ extradition case

Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou are asking a Canadian court to stay extradition proceedings against the top Huawei executive, claiming U.S. President Donald Trump has “poisoned” the judicial process and undermined its integrity and fairness. In court documents filed in the »

International, Politics, Society

Majority of Canadians support Trudeau’s refusal to swap Meng for Two Michaels

The majority of Canadians support Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s refusal to consider exchanging a top Huawei executive held in Canada under house arrest for two Canadians jailed in China in apparent retaliation for her arrest, according to a new poll. »

International, Politics

Do not appease China with ‘prisoner exchange,’ experts warn Trudeau

A group of Canadian security experts is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to resist growing pressure for a Cold War-style swap of a top Huawei executive held under house arrest in Canada in exchange for two Canadians jailed in China »

International, Politics

Trudeau stands firm on refusing to trade Huawei exec for jailed Canadians

Trading the two Canadians jailed in China for the top Huawei executive held under house arrest in Canada on a U.S. extradition request would put millions of Canadians at risk, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. Speaking at his daily »

International, Politics

Trudeau rejects idea of exchanging jailed Canadians for Huawei exec

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday unequivocally rejected the idea of a Cold War-style prisoner exchange between Canada and China to secure the release of two Canadians charged with espionage by Beijing in an apparent retaliation for the arrest by »

International

Trudeau says he’s ‘disappointed’ after China charges two Canadians with spying

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday he is “disappointed” with China’s decision to charge two Canadians with espionage after holding them in detention for over a year and a half. Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were arrested »

International, Politics

Canadian court rules extradition case against Huawei exec should proceed

In a decision that is likely to further inflame Ottawa’s diplomatic standoff with Beijing, a Canadian court ruled on Wednesday that the case concerning the extradition of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou to the United States can proceed. The »

International, Politics

Ruling on Huawei executive extradition expected next week

Amid all the concern over the COVID-19 crisis, one of the world’s major international diplomatic disputes involving Canada, the U.S. and China, has been pushed to the back pages so-to-speak. Huawei executive Meng Wanzou was detained on December 1, 2018 »

International, Politics

China ‘doesn’t seem to understand’ Canada’s independent judiciary, says Trudeau

Chinese authorities “don’t seem to understand” that Canada has an independent judiciary free from political interference, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday as he called on Beijing to release two Canadians who have been detained since December of 2018. Former »