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The Trudeau Liberals – Manipulating China
For my readers who are Canadian or who have been paying attention to news from Canada, recent mainstream media coverage regarding alleged Chinese interference in Canada’s 2019 and 2021 have been non-stop since mid-February 2023 as shown here:
This is not the first time that such allegations have appeared in Canada’s mainstream media which has been bought and paid for by the Trudeau government/Canadian taxpayers as shown here:
Not surprisingly, Justin Trudeau and his jolly band of clapping Liberal seals have insisted that the Chinese government’s interference campaign did not impact the overall integrity of the 2019 and 2021 elections. Why would they lend any credence to the possibility of successful electoral interference given that it appears that Liberal candidates were the ones who benefited from China’s largesse.
What the Canadian mainstream media seems to have forgotten is this story that appeared in the South China Morning Post (SCMP) back in July 2019:
Let’s put the following comments from the SCMP article into context. These comments by Canada’s former Ambassador to China were made after Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Megan Wenzhou was arrested in Vancouver, British Columbia on December 1, 2018 at the behest of the United States government and that, in response, China had detained two Canadians, Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, facing charges of spying on national secrets and providing state secrets to entities. Both men were finally released on September 24, 2021 in response to the suspension of charges and withdrawal of the American extradition request against Meng Wenzhou after she agreed to enter into a deferred prosecution agreement.
Here are some compelling quotes from Canada’s former Ambassador to China, John McCallum, a former Liberal MP who served in Liberal governments from November 2000 to January 2017 under Prime Minister’s Jean Chretien, Paul Martin and Justin Trudeau as Minister of National Defense, Veterans’ Affairs, National Revenue and Immigration Refugees and Citizenship:
“Canada’s former ambassador to China, sacked because of remarks he made in the wake of Huawei’s high-profile extradition case, said he has warned former contacts at China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs that any further “punishments” imposed on Canada’s exports could lead to a change of government that is unfavourable to Beijing.
“Anything that is more negative against Canada will help the Conservatives, [who] are much less friendly to China than the Liberals,” John McCallum, a veteran Liberal Party member, told the South China Morning Post in an interview in Hong Kong on Monday.
“I hope and I don’t see any reason why things will get worse, it would be nice if things will get better between now and [Canada’s federal] election [in October].””
Basically, Justin Trudeau’s former Ambassador to China made it very, very clear to China that any moves that appeared to cause negative issues for Canada’s Liberal government would essentially lend support to Canada’s Conservatives who would not be as friendly to China’s Communist government as the Trudeau Liberals had been. By supporting Trudeau and his merry band of Liberal MPs, China could assure itself that Canada would remain a friendly partner. While McCallum didn’t come right out and say that financial support would be most welcome, as we all know, political parties thrive on financial donations. It’s all part of political pay for play ecosystem that exists in today’s world.
Could you imagine if this had scenario had occurred during Stephen Harper’s time as Canada’s Prime Minister? Or during Donald Trump’s tenure as the President of the United States, in this case, substituting Russia for China?
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