Dismissal of the ambassador of Canada in China: the opposition wants explanation

Congédiement de l'ambassadeur du Canada en Chine: l'opposition veut des explications

OTTAWA — The government must present a plan now that it has fired its ambassador in China, claimed Monday the New democratic Party (NDP).

The prime minister Justin Trudeau has shown the door to John McCallum last Saturday, after the latter had held controversial comments on the issue of Meng Wanzhou.

This rebound has occurred in diplomatic tensions between Ottawa and Beijing are at their peak — after the arrest of the part of Huawei, two Canadians have been arrested in China.

Ambassador McCallum was assured that his priority would be to make the release of the two citizens, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.

His departure is so “problematic” in this context, it was argued on Monday, ndp mp Guy Caron, who wants to know “what is the plan […] now that we have no ambassador”.

The conservative Party, had demanded the dismissal of John McCallum as soon as it is expressed on the case of Wanzhou — the business woman has been arrested in Canada at the request of the United States.

The ambassador had apologized after his first comment to last Wednesday, a trial will be poorly expressed, but it has recurred two days later.

Prime minister Trudeau showed him the door the next day.

The parliamentarians will have the opportunity to question him on this issue Monday, during question period in the House of commons.

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