FUREY: Canada will benefit from striking now rather than later on the Huawei ban

Just the other day, I was out for lunch with a senior public policy advisor and the conversation to drifted to how odd it is that for decades successive Canadian governments have been so enamoured with cozying up to the Chinese leadership in Beijing.

Then, right at that moment, a former senior cabinet minister walked into the restaurant inexplicably wearing a traditional Chinese-style outfit. We did a double take. The timing was straight out of a sitcom.