Canadians are being clear that any deal must involve the release of the two Michael’s kidnapped by the Chinese Communist Party.
According to multiple reports, the US Justice Department are seeking a ‘deferred prosecution agreement,’ (yes, the same kind that was at the centre of the SNC-Laval Scandal), which would result in Meng Wanzhou admitting wrongdoing, while having the charges against her dropped.
This would result in Meng being able to leave Canada, and return to China, as Canada would have no extradition treaty obligation if charges are dropped.
If such a deal were made however, the question is what would happen with the two Michael’s.
Many are noting that any such deal should first begin with China releasing Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, because a deal that doesn’t include them would mean that China could keep them locked away indefinitely.
The Canadian government has said getting Kovrig and Spavor back is their biggest concern in dealing with China.
It must be made clear that the return of Kovrig and Spavor must be part of any deal signed between the US & China.
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