Should Canada be doing more to stand up to China?

By Canadian Press	
	 		Five Things to know after PM meets Trump congressional leaders in Washington				Jun 22 2019

By Canadian Press Five Things to know after PM meets Trump congressional leaders in Washington Jun 22 2019

Today Justin Trudeau went to the White house, and this visit to the United States capital may be a key not only in terms of trade on the North American continent and tense relations of Canada with China, but also for the Prime Minister, who is waiting for the election campaign.

The two Canadians have been languishing behind bars in China since shortly after Canada arrested high-tech executive Meng Wanzhou late a year ago at the behest of USA authorities. Derek Burney is a former ambassador to the US, and he says it's time for Canada to stand up to China. Trudeau said later the two men spent considerable time discussing China, adding he expected Trump and Xi to discuss the matter on the sidelines of a Group of 20 summit in Japan next week.

Trudeau said he and Trump had an "extended conversation" about the situation Canada finds itself in with China, which includes blocking imports of Canadian canola and pork.

"Anything I can do to help Canada I will be doing", Trump said when asked whether he would raise the matter with Xi.

He threatened to abandon the pact that the USMCA is to replace, the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Third SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch is the first with used side boosters
However, as is often the case with rocket launches, weather can delay things a bit or even push the launch back to a later date. While everyone is excited for the big day, we had the chance of receiving a sneak peek from the STP-2 mission showrunners.

"Let's see what happens, but I really believe that [US House of Representatives Speaker] Nancy Pelosi and the House will approve it, I think the Senate will approve it rapidly", he said.

"Trump knows to be nice or Justin will cry", said another Twitter user about the interaction.

However, House Democrats have identified four areas they want to address before the USMCA is put to a vote: labor, the environment, pharmaceuticals and an enforcement mechanism for the overall deal.

"The day after the election, it would win with tremendous support, but we have an election coming up, but I think Nancy Pelosi's going to do the right thing", he said.

"We recognize, however, that the U.S.is going through its process and we remain alert to potential challenges and opportunities that may come through that process".

Recommended News

  • Big rollers: Eldorado buys Caesars in deal valued at $17B

    Big rollers: Eldorado buys Caesars in deal valued at $17B

    Caesars owns 34 casinos including Las Vegas-based Caesars Palace, which has hosted major sports and music events. It will create one of the largest casino firms in the USA , and comes after a few turbulent years for Caesars .
    SpaceX Has a Major Falcon Heavy Launch Tonight

    SpaceX Has a Major Falcon Heavy Launch Tonight

    The remains of 152 people are on board the upcoming Falcon Heavy launch. Tonight's launch is for the STP-2 mission, which is run by the U.S.
    Henry gets victor  as France beat Brazil

    Henry gets victor as France beat Brazil

    France were much-improved after the half-time interval, and grabbed the lead with their first shot on target in the 52nd minute. Amandine Henry got on the end of Amel Majri's long free-kick for the victor .
  • 'White supremacy': popular knitting website Ravelry bans support for Trump

    'White supremacy': popular knitting website Ravelry bans support for Trump

    A message seeking additional comment from its reps was not immediately returned early Monday. More than 832,000 people have used Ravelry within the past month, according to its website .
    Prince Harry and Meghan in charity split from William and wife Kate

    Prince Harry and Meghan in charity split from William and wife Kate

    The outlandish version of Duchess of Sussex develops a violent rage towards her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge . The new ring can be seen in Meghan's appearances since giving birth to her and Harry's first child, son Archie .

    Why Is PrepAway Considered to Be the Best Platform for Exam Dumps?

    However, it’s not easy to tell which one of those sources offers authentic exam dumps that will help you pass your test. All you need to do is to identify the best site for exam dumps, and you will pass your certification test with flying colors.
  • Netherlands tops Group E with victory over Canada

    Netherlands tops Group E with victory over Canada

    Christine Sinclair scored for Canada , and is now two goals shy of Abby Wambach's global record. The lead only lasted five minutes before Canada's star striker Christine Sinclair equalised.
    Home minister Amit Shah pained over deaths in Rajasthan pandal collapse

    Home minister Amit Shah pained over deaths in Rajasthan pandal collapse

    "Reasons of the deaths will be clear after postmortem", said Ratan Lal Bhargava, Additional Superintendent of Police of Balotara. The injured were taken to nearby government and private hospitals. "We have ordered an inquiry into the incident.
    RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya resigns ahead of Union Budget 2019

    RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya resigns ahead of Union Budget 2019

    Acharya's resignation has been talked about as a possibility since governor Urjit Patel's sudden departure in early December. ET has independently confirmed that Acharya has quit and would be heading to the New York University to teach.
  • USA  blocks League of Legends in Iran and Syria

    USA blocks League of Legends in Iran and Syria

    The ban was announced as US President Donald Trump began imposing "major" additional sanctions on the country. Simply because it not allowed to operate in countries "prohibited by US Law, such as North Korea and Iran".

    Samsung's new SmartThings camera and smart plug don't need the hub

    In addition, it has two-way audio, so you can talk to a housemate or your pets through the app even when you're not home. The new SmartThings WiFi Smart Plug can turn almost every lamp, small appliance or electronic device in your home smart.
    Killed, Several Others Injured in Shooting Outside South Bend Bar

    Killed, Several Others Injured in Shooting Outside South Bend Bar

    But Buttigieg also acknowledged he has failed to diversify the police department and ensure that officers wear body cameras. This town hall comes days before Buttigieg is scheduled to participate in the Democratic primary debates.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.