“The prime minister, it must be noted, didn’t really answer the question.”

Canada’s man in Beijing says Huawei’s Meng has ‘strong case.’ That puts Trudeau in a bind

For weeks now, the Canadian government has argued it is simply following the rule of law in detaining Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on behalf of the United States.

From the prime minister on down, officials have consistently argued that her extradition case is a judicial matter, free of any political interference.

That position took a serious hit Tuesday, when Canada’s ambassador to China, John McCallum, told a select group of Chinese media that Meng has a strong case.


Scheer says he would fire McCallum for Huawei comments

“Here we have the spokesperson of the Government of Canada weighing in on an independent judicial case. Our judicial systems, our proceedings, need to have integrity around it,” Scheer said.

“To have this type of comment is completely unacceptable and he needs to be held responsible for his actions.”