Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party has lost an embarrassing vote in Parliament.
On the one-year anniversary of the kidnapping by China of the two Michaels, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, Members of Parliament voted 171 to 148 on a motion in favour of creating a “Special Committee on Canada-China relations.”
It's a total review of the Canada-China policy, and it's designed to get things rolling quickly. And there's one part that's really interesting:
(j) that the committee have the power to authorize video and audio broadcasting of any or all of its proceedings; and (k) that the Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Public Safety, and the Canadian ambassador to China be ordered to appear as witnesses from time to time as the committee sees fit.
The review will be broadcast on television, and everyone from the foreign minister to Trudeau himself can be ordered to appear. On tonight's show, we'll talk about why this is such a smart use of the combined votes of the opposition parties.
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