China is still unable to understand that Canada's legal process is separate from its governmental process, says former diplomat Charles Burton.
Chinese ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu, pictured on March 12, 2020, in a sit-down interview with The Hill Times at the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa, said Canada must take ‘concrete steps’ on the ‘outstanding issue’ of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to bring the bilateral relationship ‘back to track.’
The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
China’s ambassador in Ottawa says Canada needs to take “concrete steps” to improve the Canadian-Chinese relationship, but would not say if China shares that responsibility.
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'I think the issue with racialized people not returning to work is more about whether or not they’re going to be hired,' says Arjumand Siddiqi, who holds the Canada Research chair in population health equity.
'If the 10 MPs are articulating the position for Nova Scotia, I would like to think the government would consider that as a strong indicator of what's happening on the ground,' says Liberal MP Darrell Samson says.
House leaders continue to hold talks over the summer, but whether an agreement can be struck to get Conservatives on side with a recent call to allow remote voting in ‘exceptional circumstances’ remains to be seen.
Though late and largely unconvincing, the PM's testimony helps ensure the government’s points, rather than mere speculation, are litigated in the public square instead, says Garry Keller of StrategyCorp.