Lawrence Cannon is one of 19 people who signed a widely-condemned letter pushing for Canada to do what China wants and release Meng Wanzhou. In May, he endorsed Peter MacKay for Conservative Leader, and the MacKay campaign proudly touted his endorsement.
The Peter MacKay campaign could soon be facing some tough questions from Conservative supporters.
And I’m not talking about the allegations of campaign info theft that have been made by the Erin O’Toole campaign.
No, the issue here is the recent despicable letter by 19 former Canadian officials calling on Justin Trudeau to surrender to China by interfering in the ongoing judicial case involving Meng Wanzhou.
They want Trudeau to interfere and release Meng Wanzhou.
You may be thinking, “that’s exactly what Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party have been calling for.”
And you would be 100% correct.
They are pushing the Chinese Communist Party line.
Disturbingly, one of the signatories to the letter is former Conservative MP & former foreign affairs minister Lawrence Cannon.
On May 4th, Cannon endorsed Peter MacKay.
Pleased to share that Lawrence Cannon has joined #TeamMacKay!For Conservatives to win, we need to win in Quebec. Proud…
Of course, the endorsement was before Cannon signed the letter, and there is no evidence that MacKay is on board with the contents of the letter in anyway.
However, MacKay should certainly face pressure to denounce the letter and denounce Cannon for signing it, and should reject Cannon’s endorsement decisively.
If the MacKay campaign won, and then Cannon plays a big role in the party under MacKay, how could Canadians trust our policy towards China?
Also, why did Cannon feel comfortable signing the letter, when it is known that he is party of #TeamMacKay?
Cannon has openly called for Canada to surrender to China’s demands, effectively rewarding China’s hostage diplomacy.
That would put Canadians all around the world at risk, as we would send a message to the entire world that taking Canadians hostage gives foreign regimes exactly what they want.
If MacKay doesn’t distance himself from Cannon, he will lose more support among Conservatives, and it could be a stinking albatross around his neck.
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