Trudeau demanded his resignation, following more dumb comments by McCallum and rising public outrage.
Following more foolish comments by John McCallum – in which he said it would be ‘great for Canada’ if the US dropped their request for the extradition of Meng Wanzhou – Trudeau has forced McCallum to resign (AKA fired him).
Here’s what Trudeau said in a statement:
“Last night I asked for and accepted John McCallum’s resignation as Canada’s Ambassador to China.
“For almost two decades, John McCallum has served Canadians honourably and with distinction. He held many positions in Cabinet over the years, including Minister of National Defence, Minister of Veterans Affairs and, most recently, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. His work as Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship in bringing in over 39,500 Syrian refugees remains an inspiration to Canadians and an example to the world. I thank him and his family for his service over the past many years.
“Effective immediately and in keeping with standard practice, Jim Nickel, the Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Canada in Beijing, will represent Canada in China as Chargé d’affaires.”
The Opposition has slammed the move for being too late, saying Trudeau should have fired McCallum sooner.
McCallum generated intense public outrage when he started parroting the rhetoric of Communist China on the extradition case, raising serious questions about who he was really working for.
Now, he’s gone, and hopefully the new representative in that role will stop undermining our country.
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