Dominic Barton was appointed as Canada’s ambassador to China in 2019, shortly after  Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained by Chinese authorities. Photo: Bloomberg
Dominic Barton was appointed as Canada’s ambassador to China in 2019, shortly after Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained by Chinese authorities. Photo: Bloomberg
Jacob Cooke
Opinion

Opinion

Jacob Cooke

Canada’s outgoing ambassador to China deserves credit for two Michaels’ release and repairing bilateral ties

  • Despite tireless efforts to free two Canadians in Chinese custody, Canada’s former ambassador to China Dominic Barton has been labelled a failure at home
  • Unfounded attacks will make replacing him more difficult at a time when China-Canada ties remain fragile

Dominic Barton was appointed as Canada’s ambassador to China in 2019, shortly after  Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained by Chinese authorities. Photo: Bloomberg
Dominic Barton was appointed as Canada’s ambassador to China in 2019, shortly after Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained by Chinese authorities. Photo: Bloomberg
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