Why doesn’t Justin Trudeau care that China has taken 13 Canadians hostage in the past few weeks?
Global Affairs Canada spokesman Guillaume Bérubé said in a statement to The Globe and Mail that the government is aware that 13 Canadians have been detained in China, excluding Hong Kong, since Dec. 1, 2018. Previously, only Michael Kovrig, Michael Spavor and Sarah McIver were publicly known to have been detained in China since Canada arrested Ms. Meng, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. They were taken into custody after China promised retaliation for Ms. Meng’s arrest.
Of course, China didn’t seize an American. Trump has been extremely forceful in repatriating Americans from around the world who were seized by foreign regimes. But they know they can walk all over Canada with impunity.
It took Chrystia Freeland eleven days to issue a little tweet objecting to the first Canadians being taken hostage. What took so long? Where is our self-respect?
(By contrast, Freeland, and Trudeau himself, tweeted ten times about Jamal Khashoggi, a Muslim brotherhood spin doctor, paid by Qatar, to undermine Saudi Arabia...)
And over the Christmas break, what did Trudeau do? Did he maybe take a private flight to Beijing, to talk face-to-face with President Xi? Did he even make a phone call? Nope. He was partying it up in Whistler, snowboarding and surely enjoying Whistler’s famous marijuana scene.
And he still won’t call the Chinese. What is wrong with him?