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Leaders Trade Barbs on ‘Two Michaels,’ China Human Rights in English Debate

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A question on where the next prime minister will stand when it comes to the “trade off” between Canada’s economic growth and recognizing the Chinese regime’s human rights violations sparked fiery exchanges among party leaders during the English debate on Thursday night. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau was quick to jump in the moment NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh finished his argument that Canada has to do “everything possible to secure the release” of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, who have been arbitrarily detained in China since December 2018. “That’s exactly what we’ve been doing. Over the past three years, we have worked with international allies to put pressure on China in every single one of their meetings,” Trudeau said. Trudeau said his government has worked closely with the United States and the G7, and has been challenging China on human rights, economic competitiveness, and holding the regime accountable to the rule …

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