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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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'