His refusal to act will put Canadians in even more danger.
Last week, I wrote that the Canadian government must warn all Canadians to immediately leave China, following the Meng Wanzhou ruling.
China had repeatedly threatened to retaliate if the ruling went against their wishes, and we have clearly seen that retaliation previously take the form of kidnapping innocent Canadian Citizens Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.
Yet, rather than issue a clear warning, weak little mouse man Francois-Philippe Champagne is refusing to take that obvious step:
“Is Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister @FP_Champagne going to warn Canadians in China that there’s a risk of further escalation, especially given the retaliation China took previously wherein Spavor and Kovrig were, and remain, detained?”
Is Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister @FP_Champagne going to warn Canadians in China that there's a risk of further escalation, especially given the retaliation China took previously wherein Spavor and Kovrig were, and remain, detained?#ctvqp #cdnpolihttps://t.co/gqJpncN5rn pic.twitter.com/iMDDCuHBEN
— CTV QUESTION PERIOD (@ctvqp) May 31, 2020
Champagne refused to say he would give a warning, while once again pushing for ‘engagement’ with China, the same pathetically weak attitude that puts Canadians at such risk by giving China impunity to mistreat our People.
As journalist Alan Fryer said on Twitter, “China will eat this guy for lunch.”
China will eat this guy for lunch. https://t.co/Rjaf5y5JEs
— Alan Fryer (@alanfryermedia) June 1, 2020
The ongoing refusal to issue a clear warning, and the ongoing effort by little mouse man Champagne and the Trudeau government is the kind of weakness that will further embolden China’s ruthless totalitarian cabal.
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