Extradition treaty with China a polarizing issue, new poll indicates
By Tim NaumetzOct. 13, 2016
One expert points out that an unusually high portion of respondents with no opinion indicates that Canadians, on average, are not familiar with extradition treaties, while another scholar said an explosion of media and political commentary criticizing the government’s plan has taken root in public opinion.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosted Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Ottawa in late-September, where they discussed a number of bilateral issues including the possibility of an extradition treaty. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
Canadians are polarized over whether they approve of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to negotiate an extradition treaty with China, a new Forum Research poll indicates, but those who disapprove of the idea significantly outnumber supporters.
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