Tagging Along

IF there was something that was obvious… THEN it’s Canada’s diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Olympic Games in China… BECAUSE the U.S. did it two days ago. Some say that a diplomatic boycott does not go far enough, but a full boycott will likely never happen again. Athletes train for four years for this moment,Continue reading “Tagging Along”

Setting A Precedent?

IF the U.S. has staged a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Olympics… THEN look for Canada to follow suit… BECAUSE Canada’s more recent history with China is also complicated. The saga regarding the two Michaels and Meng Wanzhou has seen relations plummet. Not to mention that other countries like Australia are also considering a boycottContinue reading “Setting A Precedent?”

Booooooooo

Image Courtesy: Brad Mangin/Sports Illustrated via Getty IF you’re a sports fan… THEN it has not the best week for you… BECAUSE the MLB has been locked out since Wednesday, the Canadian women’s junior field hockey team is stuck in South Africa, NHL superstars Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid are being urged to not travelContinue reading “Booooooooo”

How Will Canada Move Against China?

IF Canada does not join their international allies in toughening their stance against China… THEN they risk being stranded by the rest of the world… BECAUSE the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia have banned Huawei from their respective 5G networks. If Canada does not ban Huawei after the multi-year struggle toContinue reading “How Will Canada Move Against China?”

Three Long Years, But Was It Worth It?

Image Courtesy: Justin Trudeau/Twitter IF there were any doubts about the motivation behind China arresting Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor… THEN there are none now… BECAUSE their release just hours after Meng Wanzhou’s deal with prosecutors clearly proves their arrest were in retalliation to that of the Huawei executive. Some believe the mirroring arrests wereContinue reading “Three Long Years, But Was It Worth It?”

Meng Wanzhou Almost In The Clear

Image Courtesy: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press IF Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou complies with the terms of her deferred prosecution agreement… THEN Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor might come home after all… BECAUSE the plea deal will allow Canada-China relations to become friendlier. The two Michaels were arrested a few days after Meng in 2018, andContinue reading “Meng Wanzhou Almost In The Clear”

The Fate of Canada-China Relations

IF Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou is extradited to the US to face charges… THEN Michael Kovrig, Michael Spavor, and Robert Schellenberg will, sadly, never come home… BECAUSE it will mark the end of Canada-China relations. The arrests of the two Michaels and Schellenberg’s death sentence were largely seen as retaliation for Canada’s arrest of Meng.Continue reading “The Fate of Canada-China Relations”