Stephane Dion Remains Silent As China’s Foreign Minister Berates a Canadian Reporter

He is not Israel’s friend nor is he Canada’s friend, apparently:

As it was, Dion simply looked on and said nothing as Wang berated iPolitics reporter Amanda Connolly for asking a perfectly reasonable question (agreed to with journalists from other media outlets present) about China’s atrocious human rights record — specifically the disappearance of several Hong Kong booksellers, and the arrest and detention of Canadian Kevin Garratt on espionage charges. His wife Judy was also arrested, but later released.

For the record, here is exactly what Connolly asked: “There are no shortage of concerns about China’s treatment of human rights advocates, such as the Hong Kong booksellers, and its detention of the Garratts, not to mention the destabilizing effects of its territorial ambitions in the South China Sea. Given these concerns, why is Canada pursuing closer ties with China, how do you plan to use that relationship to improve human rights and security in the region, and did you specifically raise the case of the Garratts during your talks?”

Wang told Connolly her question was full of prejudice and arrogance and was “unacceptable.”

At this point, the honourable thing for Dion to do would have been to remind Wang that Canada is a democracy in which journalists have the right to ask whatever they damn well please.


  • Martin B

    If Dion lets himself be castrated and buttraped by the ChiComs, you can imagine what he’ll let the Muzz do to him.

    Woe is Canada.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Stephanie Dion must have an ENORMOUSLY STRETCHY SPHINCTER to be able to endure such a public fucking on behalf of his employer the Liberal Party. Pussy Dion should be referred to as such – an embarrassing political eunuch with the inflated mind of a yeast-ridden cunt.

    • I’m guessing that you don’t care for the man. 🙂

      • Clink9

        BCF could sell that on t shirts as a fundraiser.

        • Or on tote bags.

          • Justin St.Denis

            I like that idea. 😉

            Maybe you are onto something here. I personally do not like wearing “readable clothing” – messages or corporate logos/slogans on T-shirts, sportswear, casualwear etc – as a general rule.

            But I would wear BCF’s Justin “Ass” Trudeau photoshopped masterpiece on one side of a shoulder bag, and a message like “WANNA SEE A GENUINE CANADIAN ASS?” on the other. I would use that bag whenever I shopped. I’d wear a T-shirt declaring Justin a fucktard, too. I never thought I’d hear myself saying something like this! 😉

          • Bumper stickers, as well.

    • Shebel

      That is why Justin picked him.
      Everybody must be less capable than Justin.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Oddly, you may be absolutely right. I have come to hate JT so much, I did not consider his innate ability to surround himself with politicians who are easy to hate as he himself is – Pussy Dion, John McCallum, just to name two.

  • simus1

    Dion should find himself a high position in the malodourous hives of the EU in Brussels or within the corrupt stench of UN offices in New York. He would fit right in, no problem.

    • Daviddowntown

      A quintessential eu bureaucrat indeed.

  • Frances

    That’s because Dion & and the PM both fundamentally agree with the Chinese position re journalists: if they’re not fawning sycophants, then they are to be derided and told to shut up.

  • V10_Rob

    Liberals taking detailed notes on how the Chinese government operates, might as well learn from the best…

  • A tad.