Testifying before the House of Commons Canada-China relations committee, Champagne is urging MPs not to give in to the temptation to tough talk that won't help Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig.
Sowmith Katragadda told an evidence-gathering hearing in Meng's B.C. Supreme Court extradition case he couldn't recall where the idea came from.
Supt. Sanjit Dhillon says he would not have authorized the immediate execution of the provisional arrest warrant by the RCMP in the case because there were outstanding national security and criminality concerns about Meng.
Chinese tech giant Huawei is selling its budget-price Honor smartphone brand in an effort to rescue the struggling business from damaging U.S. sanctions imposed on its parent company.
Members of Parliament are continuing to push for Ottawa to impose sanctions on Chinese officials following their study into the country’s treatment of its Uighur population.
Const. Winston Yep testified in the extradition case of Meng, whose lawyers are trying to show her arrest two years ago was unlawful and she should not be extradited to the U.S. on allegations of fraud.
The B.C. Supreme Court will hear witness testimony starting Monday as part of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou's legal battle to stop her extradition to the United States.
The president of the International Crisis Group and the United Nations ambassadors for Germany and Britain brought up Kovrig's case at a U.N. Security Council meeting.
China on Thursday denied it had taken two Canadian men hostage, and repeated a call for the release of a Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou.
'Canada continues to call for clemency for Robert Schellenberg, as we do for all Canadians facing the death penalty,' a statement reads.
Conservative MP Michael Chong said this past week's virtual consular visits to Micahel Kovrig and Michael Spavor should have happened much sooner
China's foreign ministry spokesperson said it "firmly opposes the erroneous statements made by Canada."
Chong tells The Canadian Press that the fact the Chinese economy has largely reopened makes it clear that's an ``excuse'' to flout international conventions that guarantee consular access.
Meng's lawyers have argued for the release of more confidential documents relating to her arrest to support their claim that her rights were violated by authorities.
Harjit Sajjan made the comments during a wide-ranging panel discussion hosted by Slovakian think tank Globsec, nearly two years after Chinese authorities first detained former diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor.