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  1. Firing McCallum was yet another mistake. It has further politicized the situation, and further angered the Chinese government. Had PM Trudeau simply left it well alone, rebuked McCallum but not dismiss him, it would have helped put a damper on the fire. He needed to display tolerance, and he failed. Instead, he lashed out like some childish imbecile. The terse manner in which McCallum was dismissed by PM Trudeau also made matters worse! This PM is truly in over his depth, and proves he is incapable of handling important issues pertaining to foreign affairs. Just like we knew he would be. He has got to go!

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      turningrite

      Trudeau must have known McCallum was a loose cannon when he appointed him as ambassador to China and therefore the fiasco reflects the PM's own lack of experience and good judgement. As Trudeau's immigration minster, McCallum had an annoying habit of publicly plugging his own personal preferences as well as those of special interests who had his ear, particularly where he held that there was widespread support for dramatically increasing immigration levels when polling indicated there was not. One has to believe that the ambassador in Beijing is a relatively important posting, so Trudeau should have chosen a respected career diplomat to fill it.

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  2. Firing McCallum was yet another mistake. It has further politicized the situation, and further angered the Chinese government. Had PM Trudeau simply left it well alone, rebuked McCallum but not dismiss him, it would have helped put a damper on the fire. He needed to display tolerance, and he failed. Instead, he lashed out like some childish imbecile. The terse manner in which McCallum was dismissed by PM Trudeau also made matters worse! This PM is truly in over his depth, and proves he is incapable of handling important issues pertaining to foreign affairs. Just like we knew he would be. He has got to go!

    1. turningrite

      turningrite

      Actually, the HoC hasn't been sitting throughout this fiasco. I believe it resumes today following the Christmas (can I use that term?) break. The best way for McCallum to have handled this would have been to say nothing other than that Meng would have the full benefit of due process of law in Canada. His big mistake was implying that her arrest in Canada was at least in some aspects political, which, while perhaps plausible, had/has nothing to do with Canada. We have an extradition treaty with the U.S. and even though it is perhaps flawed in some respects, as some analysts have argued, it is what it is until the two countries negotiate changes.

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  3. Firing McCallum was yet another mistake. It has further politicized the situation, and further angered the Chinese government. Had PM Trudeau simply left it well alone, rebuked McCallum but not dismiss him, it would have helped put a damper on the fire. He needed to display tolerance, and he failed. Instead, he lashed out like some childish imbecile. The terse manner in which McCallum was dismissed by PM Trudeau also made matters worse! This PM is truly in over his depth, and proves he is incapable of handling important issues pertaining to foreign affairs. Just like we knew he would be. He has got to go!

    1. turningrite

      turningrite

      I don't think the government had any choice but to fire McCallum. Trudeau looked weak for not firing McCallum after his original comments on Meng's case.

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