Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have been arbitrarily detained by China for two years, and Kovrig's wife says she hopes to see the new U.S. administration push for release.
The visit follows up on Justin Trudeau's own virtual summit this week with U.S. President Joe Biden.
Speaking in French, Trudeau thanked Biden for his support in calling for the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.
Experts want Ottawa to push hard for a Canadian exemption from plans to prioritize U.S. businesses for federal infrastructure and procurement.
"Canada's so-called declaration looks more like a confession in which the Canadian side admits its mistake in the Meng Wanzhou case," China's foreign ministry spokesperson said.
As China accuses Canada and other countries of mounting an 'attack' with the declaration against state-sponsored arbitrary detention, Garneau is pushing back.
Canadian athletes may be off to Beijing in 12 months for the 2022 Olympics, but that doesn't mean it's the right move to send them there, Rob Breakenridge says.
Canadians Julia and Kevin Garratt, who spent time detained in China, hope the state provides Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor the same holiday "kindness" they once received.
Germany's UN ambassador appealed for China to release Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor this Christmas at his final meeting of the UN Security Council.
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested in December 2018. China promptly seized Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor days later and has linked their fates repeatedly since.
Canada's foreign affairs minister said the federal government won't comment on pending legal cases, but said Ottawa is following developments in Meng's case "very closely."
Two Canadians currently detained in China remain Canada's 'top priority,' the prime minister said Friday amid reports of a possible deal.
It doesn't take much to improve on the last four years, Rob Breakenridge says, but new Ottawa-Washington relations could bring a better partnership when it's needed most.
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.
Trump spent three days at Walter Reed Medical Centre in Maryland forCOVID-19 treatment after announcing he and his wife Melania Trump had tested positive.
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.