Michael Kovrig’s employer still confident in Trudeau government post-McCallum firing


The employer of a Canadian man detained in China expressed confidence Sunday in the Trudeau government following the firing of ambassador John McCallum, a positive glimmer in an otherwise grim post-mortem on Sino-Canada relations.READ MORE: McCallum’s comments ‘unhelpful’ in securing release of Canadians detained in China: Mendocino
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The support came as the government faces a mixed assessment of the fallout of being caught in a trade war between two global giants – the United States and China. The Liberals will also be facing the sharpened political knives of their Conservative and NDP opponents when the House of Commons resumes on Monday for its first sitting in a pivotal election year.McCallum was replaced by his number two in Beijing, a career diplomat who is viewed in some quarters as everything the former Liberal cabinet minister turned out not to be – a circumspect, by-the-book envoy who knows how to navigate Asian politics while keeping his mouth shut in public.WATCH: Fallout after Canada’s ambassador to China fired

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