The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), the country’s biggest public pension fund, continues deploying capital in China, despite political tensions between the two nations, Chief Executive Mark Machin said on Wednesday.
The stark warning is in a secret report prepared for deputy ministers attending a retreat on national security last year that also flagged the challenge in preventing foreign countries from launching “hostile actions” against Canada.
The Trudeau government talks a big game about ‘defending the media’ and the ‘free press.’ They regularly pose as the defenders of journalism, and claim that the Conservatives are the opposite. The reality is the exact OPPOSITE.
Speaking to the South China Morning Post while in Hong Kong, McCallum said “Anything that is more negative against Canada will help the Conservatives, [who] are much less friendly to China than the Liberals.” (SCMP )
Like father, like son, the old adage goes. It’s rarely been truer than in the case of former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and son Justin. Pierre was once asked for his views on democracy and communism, and stated that a ONE- PARTY STATE would be the ideal government under certain conditions. That should sound familiar.
In his closing press conference at the Canadian Embassy, with the U.S. Capitol building in the background, Trudeau said he had “extensive conversations” with Donald Trump about Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, two Canadians being held by authorities in China.
Last week, Justin Trudeau said he was considering “engaging directly” with Chinese President Xi Jinping as tensions between Canada and China continue to smoulder. In a separate attempt, Beijing ignored an effort by Trudeau to arrange a conversation with China’s premier in order to intervene on behalf of Canadians detained in China.
US Vice-President Mike Pence recently met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. During the meeting, Trudeau brought up the plight of two Canadians held in Chinese prison.
Vancouver penthouses, ski chalets at Whistler, and holiday retreats in the Gulf Islands are among the thousands of properties identified in a dirty money probe that estimates more than $7 billion was laundered through the western Canadian province of British Columbia last year.
There’s a level of admiration I actually have for China,” he responded. “Their basic dictatorship is actually allowing them to turn their economy around on a dime.”