Canada should ‘demand’ the U.S. drop all charges against Meng Wanzhou: Green Party

Brian Hill

15 July 2020

The Green Party of Canada is calling on the federal government to demand that the United States drop all criminal charges and withdraw its extradition request against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

The remarks were contained in a statement released Wednesday by the Greens and endorsed by the party’s foreign affairs critic, Paul Manly, plus their parliamentary leader, Elizabeth May.

“Canada cannot continue to be used as a pawn in a trade dispute between the United States and China,” Manly said.

Manly argues the case against Meng is political in nature and that this was made clear when President Donald Trump suggested he could put an end to criminal proceedings against her in exchange for possible concessions from China in ongoing trade negotiations between the two countries.

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