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Global News published this video item, entitled “Trudeau refuses to trade Meng for Spavor, Kovrig” – below is their description.
Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig are preparing to stand trial. They have spent 829 days in jail in China, accused of spying. The two men were detained separately in December 2018. Their arrests are widely seen as retaliation for the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in British Columbia. She was arrested at the request of the United States, accused of violating American sanctions. But the two situations couldn’t be more different. She is out on bail living in a multi-million dollar home in Vancouver, while the two Canadians have had limited contact with their families and the outside world for more than two years. As Abigail Bimman explains, the timing of the long-awaited trials is not a coincidence.
The trials of Spavor and Kovrig puts the spotlight on our federal government and exactly what it is doing to help the two Canadians. David Akin joins us to take a look at what a lot of Canadians are thinking: Why doesn’t Canada just trade Meng for the two Michaels?
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