This week, Parliament passed a Conservative motion forcing the Liberal government to respond to the Chinese Communist Party’s aggression.
The motion requires this Liberal government to make a decision on Huawei’s presence in Canada’s 5G network, as well as requiring them to table a robust plan to combat China’s growing foreign operations here in Canada. Both of these are required within 30 days.
Most Liberals, of course, voted against this motion, as it actually forces them to make a choice: Protect the interests and values of Canadians, or allow China to intimidate Canadian citizens both at home and abroad.
It should be noted, however, that there were five Liberal MPs who voted in favour of the motion. It is heartening to see that there are still those within this Liberal caucus who are willing to stand up to their leader for Canadians.
While this is encouraging, it is also concerning. This government is either blind to the dangers the Chinese regime poses, or too afraid to do anything about it. Thankfully, this motion will force them into action.
This government must get serious about the Chinese regime. As our Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, MP Michael Chong said:
“It is time the Trudeau government acknowledged their approach to the Chinese regime has not worked. The Trudeau government must acknowledge that their passive approach has failed to defend Canadians and our national interest. It’s time for action.
“Canadians are watching to see if Prime Minister Trudeau upholds the democratic will of Parliament and puts an end to the incoherence and inconsistency that have marked the Liberal government’s relationship with the Chinese communist regime.”
It is time we join our allies, and stop being the ones on the outside looking in when it comes to common sense policies that protect Canadians and their interests.
The passing of this motion is a start, but more must be done.
Rest assured that I, along with my Conservative colleagues, will continue to push Trudeau and the Liberals to protect Canadians from the intimidation and manipulation of the Chinese regime.
It is time to stand up for Canada.
I hope this has been of interest to you.