Feds reject House committee advice to review no-ransom rule for kidnappings abroad
By Samantha Wright AllenApr. 3, 2019
Critics say the policy is a needless threat to families trying to save their loved ones.
Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland has said paying ransom for kidnapping victims would ‘endanger the lives of every single one of the millions of Canadians around globe.’
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The government’s response to calls for consular-service reform is being panned by critics as a “middle of the road,” “status quo” approach that skirts two fundamental problems in the current system.
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Canada has been without an ambassador in China for five months, during a time when relations with China have deteriorated. Now there’s reports Chinese Ambassador Lu Shaye is set to depart for a new post.