Singh in 2018
That quote is attributed to Global News tonite.
Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh opens Burnaby byelection campaign office
Jagmeet Singh spoke about Canada's role in advocating for citizens detained in China, as well as his campaign priorities in Burnaby South.
Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says Prime Minister Trudeau needs to do everything he can to protect the safety and security of two Canadian citizens who are being detained in China.
Michael Kovrig, a Canadian diplomat on leave, and Michael Spavor, an entrepreneur, were arrested last month after Chinese telecommunications executive Meng Wanzhou was taken into custody in Vancouver at the request of the U.S., which wants her extradited to face fraud charges.
Singh said everyone needs to stand together in support of the two men and it’s “crucial and vital” that Justin Trudeau works to protect them. The Canadian government has been urging China to release the men.
“They’re not receiving due process — this is deeply concerning,” Singh said. “We need to know what the allegations are. What are the crimes that they’re alleged to have committed? Why are they being detained? I would ask these difficult questions to the (Chinese) government.”
Singh made his comments Sunday at the official opening of his byelection campaign office in Burnaby.