The Prime Minister did not respond to the call but reiterated the need for a de-escalation of tensions
Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian PressConservative Leader Andrew Scheer is urging the Canadian government to build an international coalition and use the threat of sanctions against China’s authoritarian rulers to push back against Beijing’s efforts to tighten control over Hong Kong.
Mr. Scheer alleged during the House of Commons Question Period that Prime Minister Trudeau has adopted a “policy of appeasement” toward China, arguing that now is the time to stand up to Beijing as it moves to impose a harsh new security law on Hong Kong.
He reminded the House that former prime minister Stephen Harper played a key role in building an international coalition that imposed sanctions on Russia after its invasion and annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in 2014.Story continues below advertisement
The Prime Minister did not respond to the call for an international coalition but reiterated the need for a de-escalation of tensions.“We have expressed in no uncertain terms our deep concern over the measures that were proposed by the Peoples’ Republic China in regard to Hong Kong,” Mr. Trudeau replied. “We stand with the people of Hong Kong who believes freedom expression, freedom of assembly an essential part of their way of life.”
The Prime Minister noted that Canada, Britain and Australia issued a firm statement on Friday, saying Beijing’s imposition of a sweeping new security law on Hong Kong “would clearly undermine” the freedoms guaranteed to the former British colony in the Sino-British treaty of 1984.
In the statement, the foreign ministers of the three countries reminded China it signed a “legally binding” declaration in the 1980s that sets out the “high degree of autonomy” Hong Kong would enjoy for 50 years after the 1997 handover of the colony.But Mr. Scheer countered that Mr. Trudeau must “go beyond statements” and act in concert with Canada’s allies to counter China.
“This Prime Minister has let Canada get bullied and pushed around on the world stage. Two Canadians are being held illegally, the government of China put blocks on Canadian exports, all the while this government has done nothing,” Mr. Scheer said. “Why does he continue with a policy of appeasement?”
The Conservatives later pushed for a vote to convene the Commons Canada-China committee to hold hearings on Hong Kong – meeting while the House is not in session – but this motion was defeated by the Liberals and NDP.Story continues below advertisement
Fen Hampson, an international affairs expert at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, said the Trudeau government’s strategy toward Hong Kong seems to be “talk softly and carry no stick.”He said the Liberal government appears comfortable to let the United States take the lead – Washington is threatening to scrap preferential trade access for Hong Kong – while Ottawa tries to deepen relations with Beijing and free Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor who were locked up in late 2018.
“They want the business and they want the two Michaels out of jail and that puts them in a position where they are not going to be making threats.”He said it was far less costly for Canada to take action against Moscow in 2014 because Russia’s economy is far smaller than China’s.
“Trying to develop a business relationship with the second biggest economy in the world, China, is a very different proposition from having a relationship with a country, Russia, whose economy is smaller than our own.”Conservative MP Garnett Genuis, a member of the Canada-China committee, accused the government of being soft on Beijing.
Story continues below advertisement“Hong Kong is no less Chinese than the mainland, no less informed by China’s Confucian heritage, and yet its people love their freedom with an electrifying and inspiring passion,” he said."It is disgraceful that we have such a mealy-mouthed response from the government on a clear-cut moral issue, which also involves a clear violation of international law.”Read more: The Globe and Mail »
globepolitics Thank you for supporting Hong Kong!Chinese communist party is the biggest threat of the world,please sanction China.We hongkongers will never give up.StandWithHongKong globepolitics Hongkonger well knew CCP Chinazi is extremely evil & brutal Totalitarianism long ago.. Though this time a much bigger crisis, HKer is still going to fight For justice, HumanRight, autonomy & democracy! Dear world, pls StandWithHK! SOSHK HongKongNeedsHelp MagnitskyAct
globepolitics Thank you Tories. This doesn't only protect Hong Kong, but also 300k Canadians living in Hong Kong. This is for Canada. globepolitics Thank you for StandWithHongKong ! globepolitics Mr. Scheer want to look like a Little Emperor. Hong Kong is a Sovereign Country. Is part of China. Was a Colony and Never again will be a Colony. You need to understand. You acting like a Bully. You need to Learn about Sovereignty.
globepolitics Me. Scheer Hong Kong belong to China then is Sovereign Country. Long time ago was a Colony of Great Britain : No anymore. Justaguyinhk globepolitics Ccp virus. globepolitics FreeHK globepolitics JustinTrudeau CanadianPM, please listen to your people and stand up against China, the world's biggest bully whom literally kidnapped two of your citizens.
globepolitics globepolitics The West World should work together to stand with Hong Kong globepolitics CCP is a threat to the whole world SOSHK StandWithHongKong globepolitics We need your help stabdwithhongkong SOSHK HongKongNeedHelp HongKong globepolitics Currently, more than 100 Canadians detained in China by CCP. They can do the same in HK by using the National Security Law. Trudeau's government should take action by invoking MagnitskyAct to protect Canadians' lives and assets.
globepolitics Let’s stand together to fight against the spread of authoritarian rule of CCP to the world and protect freedom and democracy of the world. StandWithHongKong globepolitics the law would definitely affect all of us, please help hongkong soshk globepolitics Standing with Hongkonger's is the first step to preventing the CCP from harming other countries. StandWithHongKong
WilsonLeungWS globepolitics Shameless JustinTrudeau and theJagmeetSingh are BLOT on the Canadian spirit. Dogs of Chinese and corporates 👺👺 HK will never surrender. hongKongindependence 🇮🇳♥️🇭🇰♥️🇹🇼 globepolitics Thank you Sir, please protect the people who want HumanRights, freedom and say the truth, china they destroy us all universal value
ami_booooo globepolitics 300k Canadian is in dangerous once national security law passed! Canada please do something to protect them! aaronelizebath globepolitics Hong Kong is worthy of our protection. China’s global expansion must be hindered globepolitics The tyranny of the CCP must be defied and dealt with by the international community. The people of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and other innocent Chinese citizens need our help!
globepolitics Thank you for supporting HK. We will be really greatful if Canada can StandWithHongKong and sanction China ASAP. CCP_is_terrorist , today is HK, maybe next time will be Canada to be threaten. We can’t trust CCP. ccpchinajudgmentday globepolitics First let's look at maintenance records of our airfoce/navy. Then, let's make sure they work before getting into 'coalitions'. Otherwise, you are just wasting everyone's time scheerstupidity, but then again, that's your favorite pastime.
globepolitics Sorry, we have enough going on here in Canada. Our resources are needed here. globepolitics It is about time Canada does something about the HK situation. China continues to issue veiled threats against countries. This must stop and democracy must prevail. globepolitics That'll be the end of HongKong. That should also be the end of the West's appeasement policy towards China. Lesson learnt: China never keeps promises n abides by intl law n agreements. HongKongProtests HongKongNeedsHelp StandWithHongKong
globepolitics Thank you for standing with us! If Hong Kong falls, CCP will use our financial reserve to influence other nations, that’s catastrophic. Boycott and sanction CCP! StandWithHongKong FreedomIsntFree YouCantStopUs globepolitics HongKong is making a plea for international support. Please StandWithHongKong to curb the authoritarian CCP's encroachments on freedom and liberties in the free world. Hong Kong has become a battlefield and we must fight on.
globepolitics I will never ever put my vote to conservatives anymore. globepolitics Yes! Please help save Hong Kong! globepolitics Don’t fancy getting a pot of gold from China! Kill the monster before too late. StandwithHongKong globepolitics Can we get covid under control in Canada first? We want to get on with our lives
globepolitics when CCP oppressed people of Tibet, we voiced out. When CCP oppressed people of Xinjiang , we voiced out. Now they oppress us taking our dignity away. why the world let CCP oppress more and more people ? We are very angry and depressed! globepolitics Listen to the people’s voices from Vancouver!
globepolitics We also need your support. Thanks so much for calling this for HongKongers. StandWithHongKong globepolitics Thank you for StandwithHonKong , the world should stand together to against Chinazi CCP_is_terrorist leahwanhk globepolitics The Conservative party brain thrust should sit Scheer down. Remple would make a fine substitute untill the leadership contest is over. She deserves a bigger national profile. Scheer Parliament Canada
globepolitics Today's Hong Kong, Tmr's countries in the world globepolitics You left out the part where the Libs and NDP turned it down and abandoned HK. globepolitics Thank you Canada for StandWithHongKong ! globepolitics CCP still poses biggest threat to the whole world . Appeasement to the tyranny might cause further invasion . Hope Canada can join the international coalition to sanction CCP .
globepolitics The virus outbreak has become an opportunity for the CCP. It is becoming obvious that the CCP is not looking at only HK but also the world. Hong Kong’s today may be the world’s future ... globepolitics Thank you and Hong Kong and Canada has deep root of connections since WWII . We must unite with hong Kong to fight the CCP_is_terrorist
globepolitics Yes! Though China has strong economic might, it doesn't make her right! China epic scale failure to keep 1country2systems promises is a blatant violation of human rights. Her failure to contain covid19 is another. ChinaLiesPeopleDie MakeChinaPay BoycottChina globepolitics Please support us FightForFreedomStandWithHK NoNationalSecurityLaw AntiChinazi
globepolitics HK has lost their freedom now, and we cannot protect the interests in HK once China take the rule by imposing the law. The world hv to save HK and terminates China's domination. globepolitics Cannot trust China anything. globepolitics Our allies are standing up for Hong Kong & acknowledging its legitimacy to sustain its autonomy, we should do the same. Even as a middle power, our country don't have to jeopardize our commitments to human rights before Beijing. StandwithHK
globepolitics Sir a brief history lesson would slowly and surely reveal to you the truth. The Nation and Great commonwealth of The UK or Great Britain. England if you will, has returned in the correct course of time Hong Kong to it's rightful owner. PigLihkg globepolitics Next will be Taiwan Chinazi CCP_is_terrorist
globepolitics After reading the comments here, imagine there is a 0.001% chance of an invading force....or this type of oppression from a future government... keep your guns.. globepolitics There're around 300,000 Canadians living in Hong Kong. Once HK is under full control of CCP, no one will be safe to live & invest here. Without concrete action, China won't stop violating the international law to destroy HK's autonomy and even harm others countries' interest.
globepolitics I’m tired of the CPC globalist agenda Maypo30530604 globepolitics Please unite with HKers as we are now the frontline confronting a facist regime. We need international support. Do not forget how CCP spread WuhanVirus intentionally and cause more than 320.000 death. We have to fight back. StandWithHongKong
globepolitics Xitler is knocking CA’s door. Stay alert StandwithHK globepolitics HongKong globepolitics StandwithHonKong globepolitics Problem with that, which side would Canada be on. globepolitics CCP tyranny has to be ended. Countries that value freedom , democracy, human rights, and justice should end regimes that do not. StandWithHongKong ChinaMustPay ChinaLiedAndPeopleDied
globepolitics The CCP regime is unreliable. When it comes to important matters like COVID-19, Beijing denied its responsibility. globepolitics See how China threaten Australia with import ban, if Canada is ready to stand against CCP please stand firm and display determination. Otherwise CCP will even dominate more of the international business, which is definitely a bad influence.
globepolitics Only joint forces can free HK from the evilest devil - CCP globepolitics Everybody knows ChineseCommunistVirus via WuhanVirus spread over the world. Every country cannot be alone. China dirty hand get inside your daily life. Protect yourself, Do international coalition action as soon as possible.
globepolitics It’s not a matter of Hong Kong only. The reason why the world should StandWithHongKong is to stop the tyranny CCP before it’s too late. globepolitics Thanks for StandwithHongKong 🇭🇰🇭🇰🇭🇰 But I think world can't trust CCP and need to help Hongkong 🇭🇰🌏 CCP lies the world and make people die because WuhanCoronaVirus FightForFreedom CCP_is_terrorist
globepolitics We Stand Against Tyranny, We Want Freedom Democracy And Justice. We Shall Never Surrender.Hope the World StandWithHongKong At this Critical Juncture. Thank you All globepolitics Look at how CCP turned the virus to opportunity, it is obvious that CCP not only want HK but also other nations. We must stand as one to confront this totalitarian regime. StandwithHonKong
globepolitics not only for Hong Kong, but also for Canada and the other places in world StandwithHongKong globepolitics Hong Kong today, the world tomorrow! Please don't let CCP continue to impose its evil regime 🙏 globepolitics World, when you are enjoying worldnakedgardeningday, WorldwideAppleMusicAlbumchart, WorldOfDanceAgain WorldAfricaDay, take a moment to look at what’s happening in the once prosperous and modern city, HongKong.
globepolitics Humanity has no value. Economy counts and money talks. ChinaLiesPeopleDie. The world sue CCPChina who has nothing to repay. He takes full control of HongKongAutonomy and use hongkong to deal. Count the assets that the g7 hold in here. World, StandWithHongKong globepolitics cons: '..use the threat of sanctions against China’s authoritarian rulers... to tighten control over Hong Kong...' that's international crime to interfere in a country's internal affairs! “Whatever is hurtful to you, do not do to any other person.”
globepolitics CCP will never let Hong Kong people choose their real CE. Hong Kong people: autonomy = CCP: local terrorism. That’s why 1 country 2 systems never work. Same happened in Xinjiang and Tibet HongKong CCPLiedPeopleDied globepolitics If Canada doesn’t stand against China, China could easily threaten Canada in the future. Please stand with Hong Kong and fight against the evil regime!
globepolitics Trudeau needs to actually LEAD...I don’t think that is likely to happen...he has too many wealthy Chinese donors... globepolitics Since when do conservatives care about other nations globepolitics My views are not conservative, but I’m for this idea. Yes. globepolitics The time to break CCP hegemony is now. theJagmeetSingh the more you side with JustinTrudeau the more the NDP becomes irrelevant (2 out of 2 this week)
globepolitics Bruh why? globepolitics Ummm, that didn't work out too well for us in 1941 ! globepolitics 🍵 is served
Globe editorial: Canada, and the world, must stand up to China’s latest attack on Hong KongChina’s ruling party has cooked up a new recipe for putting the semi-autonomous territory under the thumb of its national security state GlobeDebate Racist GlobeDebate Crickets from our illustrious PM Black Face... GlobeDebate
Opinion: Canada must divide its military resources along foreign and domestic linesRegular force members should be optimized for activities beyond our borders, while reserves are directed to roles at home GlobeDebate How when there have been budget cuts, archaic equipment and a lack of manpower! Good luck with that GlobeDebate WRONG! Eliminate foreign and strengthen domestic! Canadians are not global citizens contrary to what this pathetic excuse of a PM JustinTrudeau might think!!!
What's Coming And Going From Netflix Canada In JuneWe all really need a new season of 'Queer Eye' at a time like this.
Nearly 70 new coronavirus deaths in Canada as Ontario sees highest case jump since May 8Overall, Canada reported more than a thousand new cases and 69 new deaths, bringing national figures to 84,686 cases -- including more than 43,000 recoveries -- and 6,424 deaths. Seriously.. even more stories this has been like the 10th post I've seen on this. Give it a rest already. Nobody wants the tests. The virus is almost gone. People want to enjoy summer. This does not match the directive from the Chief Medical Officer yesterday. Communications to the public and the testing community should be the same.
‘A failed venture’: Unifor president says Canada needs better long-term care systemJerry Dias, the president of Canada's largest private sector union, says Canada needs 'a better system than we have today.' Oh boy Can you say “depression” buddy? Companies are seeing an opportunity, pay decreases, loss in paid breaks and this is a multibillion dollar company but because we are sub contractors who cares.
Coronavirus pandemic drives home why Canada needs to loosen ties with China: former ambassador“We’ve got to take a much more active role and understand that things are changing (...) and part of that involves what could be referred to as decoupling,” said Mulroney China needs to submit to reason. It is causing civil war in China, not to mention the dictator disease train that stopped the world still in its tracks. Death after death. ya tink Our governments refuse to keep China from buying up our land, buildings, and businesses. Lets pay attention to that and not worry about Hong Kong.