The Government Insults Canadians who are Separated from Family

January 14, 2021
Over the holidays, Canadians were separated from their families due to the pandemic. Many traditions were cancelled or done virtually, and some spent Christmas completely isolated.
While Canadians were making sacrifices, not everyone was subject to the same rules. It was reported that Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s family received a special exemption to come from China to visit her in Canada while awaiting her extradition hearing.
This is an insult to the millions of Canadians who were told by government not to visit loved ones.
Meanwhile, some Canadians and their families abroad have been separated for nearly a year are unable to reunite because of the slow and uncompassionate family reunification process put in place by the Liberal government. For some reason, the government has prioritized family reunification for a Huawei executive, but not for Canadian citizens.
While this travesty unfolded, Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig marked their second holiday season away from their families, as they remain arbitrarily detained in Chinese prison. The two Michaels have been denied basic human rights and detained in communist Chinese prisons for over two years, with limited access to their families and consular support.
It is disappointing to see Justin Trudeau and his government continue their dangerous and naïve approach to Communist China. Canadians deserve better.
Canada’s Conservatives have been very clear about our approach to China. We would ban Huawei from our 5G network. We would fight tooth-and-nail to get the two Michaels back to Canada. We would stop being bullied and join the alliance of western democracies that are already standing up to China.
Add your name here if you think it is wrong for the government to grant visiting privileges for a Huawei executive’s family, while many Canadian families are separated: