In this clip from a news conference this morning, Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O'Toole answered a question on the federal government’s handling of Canada–China relations.
Here's a bit of what O'Toole had to say:
"We want to resolve disputes with China, but we have to show we're serious, we're willing to stand up for our citizens and our values.”
In response to a question about the indictment of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, O'Toole said:
“Two years of inaction and kowtowing by the Trudeau government has led to... the trial — there is no justice system in China — the show trial, the indictment of two citizens. A weak and timid approach has failed. It is time to work our allies and show that we're going to have a more serious approach with respect to Beijing.”
O'Toole was joined during the full conference by MP Michael Chong.
Justin Trudeau invited Chinese troops to train at Canadian military bases after Beijing kidnapped Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. Read more at TheChinaFiles.com.