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Despite opposition pressure, lack of ambassador to China likely hasn’t made much difference, say ex-diplomats

By Samantha Wright Allen       

‘Even if we were to have an ambassador in Beijing, the person would have little access,’ says ex-envoy Guy Saint-Jacques.

Canada has yet to name a replacement for former ambassador to China John McCallum whom the prime minister asked to resign from the post in late January after controversial comments he made amid an escalating dispute with China. The Hill Times file photograph

Canada’s conflict with China has been so bad that being without a Canadian ambassador since late January likely hasn’t had much impact, say former diplomats, despite opposition MPs hounding the Liberals about the appointment.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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