Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says comments by former ambassador John McCallum were inconsistent with the government’s position. Photo: Reuters

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says fired China ambassador was out of step with government

  • John McCallum’s remarks on Huawei case made it ‘untenable’ for him to continue as envoy
Topic |   Canada

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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says comments by former ambassador John McCallum were inconsistent with the government’s position. Photo: Reuters
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Ambassador John McCallum had embarrassed Trudeau’s Liberal government by saying Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou could make a strong argument against being sent to the United States. Photo: Reuters

Canada PM Justin Trudeau sacks John McCallum, ambassador to China after Huawei controversy

  • The move followed John McCallum’s controversial remarks over the US extradition request for top Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou
  • The diplomat’s remarks sowed confusion about the government’s position on the case
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Ambassador John McCallum had embarrassed Trudeau’s Liberal government by saying Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou could make a strong argument against being sent to the United States. Photo: Reuters
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