A $600 million election for Canada to wind up pretty well where we started: A Liberal minority. For those of us who lamented the lack of discussion on foreign policy in the campaign, there is one huge issue facing this country and that is the Chinese government.
Will Relations be different this time around?
There has been a dark cloud hanging over Canada-China relations for 3- years now. Before the pandemic, it was “the two Michaels “ who have been incarcerated and convicted on trumped up charges in the wake of the arrest of Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver. Factor in the Sabre rattling about Taiwan and China’s expansion into the South China Sea and it appears China is not concerned with others.
Our Unpublished.vote question asks:
Do you expect Canada-China relations to improve with our new government?
Listen to the podcast, read the articles and then cast your vote and email your MP to tell them why you think what you do–Only at Unpublished.vote!
Carleton University Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton Universityhttps://carleton.ca/lifelong/elliot-tepper/
Joanna Chiu is senior journalist for the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper, and the author of China Unbound: A New World Disorder.https://www.joannachiu.com/about
Bijan Ahmadi is the executive director and founding member of the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy (IPD), a non-partisan foreign policy think tank operating in Canada and the United States. Executive Director of the Institute of Peace and Democracyhttps://peacediplomacy.org/bijan-ahmadi/
The map above shows how the votes are broken down by district.