MAY??!!?? ‘Inconsistent messages’ may have deepened Canada-China dispute

While Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland was in Europe attempting to bolster international support in Canada’s diplomatic tiff with China, events back in Canada may have put a new obstacle in the government’s path.

Freeland was in Davos, Switzerland this week for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. She said in a statement that she raised the issue of the dispute with China in one-on-one meetings with her counterparts from several other countries, including Italy, Japan and South Korea.

Freeland swanning about Davos is not an image inspiring hope.