So much for the promised 'new framework' in Canada-China relations


It is perhaps no wonder, then, that a shabby, morally slovenly capitulation to Beijing, in the form of a proposed "prisoner swap,"Meng for the two Mikes - the greasy bargain that former prime minister Jean Chretien has been floating ever since December 2018 - is seriously entertained by certain sections of Canada's punditry and foreign policy establishment.

It's the sort of ethical obscenity that the Trudeau government's paralysis has predictably invited, and the proposition came from the same quarter that has given Xi every reason to believe his hostage-taking stunt would be successful in the first place. It is no wonder Beijing is convinced that Canada can be pushed around in these ways.

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