On May 30, 2020, in his most recent National Post article about China, Sean Speer writes the following:,
Many experts agree that the U.S.-China geopolitical and technological rivalry will likely shape the rest of this century. How countries such as Canada navigate this new world will be the most important question facing their political leaders in the coming years. The stakes are high.
The impetus for these fast-moving developments is, of course, the COVID-19 crisis and China’s illegal incursion into Hong Kong. It’s not that the U.S.-China relationship wasn’t already fraught. But these recent episodes have intensified their geopolitical competition. Journalist Fareed Zakaria has characterized it as a shift from a “soft rivalry” to a “hard rivalry.”
In her May 27th letter emailed to members of the Conservative Party of Canada, Leslyn Lewis writes,
Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou has lost her court battle to have her extradition to the United States dismissed, and
Canadians are right to have serious concerns
about whether our government is prepared to stand up to increased backlash from China.
The Chinese government has made it clear that they in no way expected Justin Trudeau to actually allow for a fair judicial process.
And quite frankly, based on his track record, I can’t blame them.
Not just in regards to his own track record of interfering in the SNC-Lavalin scandal, but his constant deference to the Communist Party of China and his entire cabinet’s willingness to parrot false and damaging talking points throughout this crisis.
This past weekend, Meng Wanzhou had a professional “victory photoshoot” on the steps of the courthouse.
Canadians deserve answers, not only from China, but from our own government.
Why was Justin Trudeau ok with the treatment of the two Michaels detained in China, while allowing Meng Wanzhou to parade around and be treated like a celebrity here in Canada.
The fact is that while Wanzhou’s trial has been taking place, the two Michaels have remained incarcerated -- not under house-arrest in multi-million dollar mansions, but in Chinese prisons with little access to even the most basic services that should be afforded to Canadian citizens.
Justin Trudeau needs to immediately secure the safety and return of the two Michaels. This is the priority.
The Chinese government has not been trustworthy in regards to upholding basic human rights, have not acted in good-faith throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and we have little reason to trust them in the future.
Canadians want strong action from their government.
And they expect it now.
They couldn’t be more wrong. We are in the middle of a crisis that the Communist government of China unleashed on the world through lies and misinformation.
They did it to protect their power, their influence on the United Nations, and their economic interests.
Canada cannot afford weak leadership any longer when it comes to dealing with China.
We need strong leadership today.
Our economy needs it.
Our healthcare system needs it.
The two Michaels need it."
Current members of the Social Mavrik Federation give this week's endorsement to
Meng's Mansions & Michaels' Cells Lewis for leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada.
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