CDN AMBASSADOR: HUAWEI EXEC HAS STRONG CASE TO FIGHT EXTRADITION
Jan 23, 2019
By Bob Komsic
Canada’s ambassador to China says Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou has ”quite good arguments on her side,” to fight extradition to the U.S.
(Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)
Speaking only to Chinese reporters in Markham last night, without providing advanced knowledge to mainstream media, John McCallum pointed out those arguments include ”political involvement by comments from Donald Trump.”
The U.S. president has said he might abandon the case in pursuit of a trade deal with Beijing.
In Saskatchewan today, Justin Trudeau said the strength of Canada’s justice system is people get to mount their own defence, adding he knows Meng will.
Meanwhile, former Canadian ambassador to China, David Mulroney, calls McCallum’s remarks ”mind-boggling” and completely inappropriate, saying the prime minister and foreign affairs minister need to distance themselves from them.
The U-S has until January 30 to file extradition papers and says it intends to meet that deadline.