Cooper says parliamentary delegation may raise concerns over jailed Canadians with Beijing officials in informal talks in Cambodia
Jan. 8, 2019
In their meetings with municipal officials, Conservative MP Michael Cooper said the Canadian MPs and Senators repeatedly raised Canada’s position in calling for their immediate release.
Conservative MP Michael Cooper, right, pictured with NDP MP Murray Rankin. A bipartisan delegation that includes Mr. Cooper has been meeting with Chinese officials to press for the release of the two detained Canadians who are being held in China for national security concerns. The trip was initially supposed to be focused on trade. The Hill Timesphotograph by Andrew Meade
A Canadian parliamentary delegation may get its chance to directly raise concerns about two imprisoned Canadians in China when it convenes in Cambodia next week for a regional forum.
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