By Saying “We Don’t Consider China An Adversary,” Sajjan Betrays Canada’s National Interests & Puts Canadians At Risk
With yet another weak and grovelling response to China’s aggression, a clear message is being sent: China can do whatever they want to our nation without facing any consequences.
Trudeau’s defense minister Harjit Sajjan, commenting at a security forum in Halifax, had this to say about Communist China:
“We don’t consider China as an adversary. Some of the things that China from a security perspective have been doing is concerning, and we need to be mindful of that. But it’s only through the appropriate discussions that we are able to get back into a rules-based order.”
Sajjan also said Canada and China have cooperation in “certain aspects of trade.”
In short, Sajjan’s comments are a disgrace, and a betrayal of Canada’s national interests.
Communist China has arbitrarily detained two Canadian Citizens, denied them fair access to a lawyer, kept them in terrible conditions, blocked Canadian exports under laughable pretenses, and threatened Canada repeatedly (with the most recent threat being an effort to stop us from supporting Hong Kong).
In addition to their direct mistreatment of Canada, China has also hurt our nation and our allies for decades. Fentanyl from China is flowing into Canada and the US, causing thousands and thousands of deaths. China’s trade practices contributed to wiping out much of our manufacturing capacity, leaving devastated communities and hollowed out cities in their wake. China is put over 1 million Muslims into concentration camps, and their crackdown on freedom-supporting protesters in Hong Kong has shown how opposed China is to the values we hold here in Canada.
Simply put, China is clearly an adversary to Canada, and it’s delusional to think otherwise.
Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West put it well:
“❌ 2 🇨🇦s held hostage, tortured.
❌ Ban on certain 🇨🇦 imports.
❌ 1 million plus Uyghurs interned.
❌ Hong Kong under attack.
❌ Advancing totalitarianism.
What do you have to do for our government to consider you an adversary?”
And that’s why Sajjan’s comments are not only a betrayal of our national interests, but also put Canadians at further risk.
China will certainly be aware of what Sajjan has said, and they must be laughing at the pathetic weakness of the Canadian government. China is realizing that they can do literally anything they want to our country, and we’ll just roll over and take it. Ruthless government’s like China can sense that weakness, and they’ll keep on using Canada as their punching bag in an attempt to intimidate the broader Western world.