Andrew Scheer Says Canada Must “Hold China Accountable” For Fentanyl Flooding Into Our Country

“The main source of illicit fentanyl coming into Canada is from China by containers and through the mail and the majority of it is destined to B.C.,” said Scheer.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is continuing his tough approach towards China.

Following his call for China’s Huawei to be banned from Canada’s 5G networks (which the Vice-Chairman of Rogers is also calling for), Scheer is bringing attention to something the corrupt political elites generally prefer to avoid: China is the source of most of the Fentanyl that is flooding into our country and killing Canadians.

Here’s part of what Scheer said:

“The main source of illicit fentanyl coming into Canada is from China by containers and through the mail and the majority of it is destined to B.C. Now, obviously Canada must stop this flow of fentanyl into Canada. This is all the more urgent since sources have clearly indicated that the issue of imported fentanyl from China will get worse before it gets better. So the government must take real action to hold China accountable for this phenomenon.”

Scheer is right to be bringing up these concerns, and the more China mistreats Canada, the more they must be confronted on the issue of Fentanyl, and many other problems.

Fentanyl is killing thousands of Canadians every year, and it’s outrageous that it’s still happening.

Of course, China likely won’t take any action on their own, since they’ve signalled that they won’t do anything about it until Canada does China’s bidding, as noted in a Global News report from 2018:

“The situation has gone from bad to worse, after Canada recently turned down China’s request to insert a new police liaison officer in China’s Vancouver consulate.

“It’s a huge fight with China right now, and if you anger the Chinese they won’t work with you,” said a source, who could not be identified. “The fentanyl coming into Canada is going to get worse. Nothing will happen because we have to satisfy what they (the Chinese government) want.”

That means measures will have to be taken by the Canadian government.

Among those measures must be tighter inspection at Canada’s ports, more funding for law enforcement, and punitive tariffs on China if they fail to take clear action to stop the flow of Fentanyl.

Such an approach would be a huge contrast to Trudeau’s pathetic weakness. In fact, despite China’s inaction and likely worsening of the Fentanyl crisis, Trudeau failed to criticize the Communist State:

“China has been actually working with Canadian officials and Canadian law enforcement over the past months, to take measures on the flow of fentanyl into Canada.  There is, obviously as you say, more to do, we recognize that this is a crisis that is continuing in Canada and indeed getting worse,” said Trudeau.

That’s not what China is doing, but as we’ve seen from Trudeau he does nothing but bow down and give in to China – weak approach that only encourages more and more bullying and disrespect towards Canada.

So, Scheer’s tougher approach is a step in the right direction, and would finally show that Canada has a real backbone and willingness to stand up for ourselves.

Spencer Fernando

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