The best outcome would be to resolve the case, with Meng’s return to China before the summer. This would free Liberals to focus on electoral issues, not international irritants. If it takes a former prime minister to get us there, so be it.
With the Chinese refusing to take meetings, the dossier is currently a lose-lose situation for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—Only in Canada is it considered a weakness to recruit a former prime minister to help solve the Huawei problem.
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Just over $48.5-million was added to the Privy Council Office’s budget for 'communications and marketing (COVID-19)' in the most recent round of supplementary estimates, which were passed by Parliament on June 17.
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