Countries often want to stand out on the world stage.
But standing out is not necessarily a good thing.
Sometimes, it means a country is an outlier in a way that is embarrassing and dangerous.
And that is exactly the position Canada finds itself in today.
While basically the entire Western world, including the US, the European Union, and Australia are pushing to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for the lies and actions that led to the Coronavirus spreading around the world, the Liberal government remains silent.
And, rather than simply refraining from criticizing China, the Liberals are showing total cowardice and doing exactly what the CCP propagandists want.
They won’t even mention Taiwan -- as in they won’t even say the name of the country whatsoever.
Even after Taiwan donated a huge amount of personal protective equipment to Canada – while China is making us pay after hoarding all of it – the Liberals are refusing to say the word Taiwan.
We saw a display of disgusting cowardice during a recent online Question Period, when – despite being given multiple chances – Liberal Foreign Minister Francois Philippe-Champagne refused to even thank Taiwan, and refused to even say the name of the country that just provided so much help to Canadians.
“At what point do we stop pretending that the Communist Party of China hasn’t rammed its giant fist so far up the backside of our Liberal government, that they have the power to move cabinet mouths?
What else has to happen to make that any more clear?”
It must be said that this isn’t just pandering and sucking up to China.
This is something far worse, and far more dangerous.
This is a government that is now standing apart from all of Canada’s allies, and is standing with the rhetoric and propaganda perspective of the Chinese Communist Party.
And as we know, the Chinese Communist Party is a brutal regime that has kidnapped two Canadians, put over one million Muslims in concentration camps, is ripping freedom away in Hong Kong, is massively building up their armed forces while intimidating their neighbours, and is currently threatening every country that so much as hints at an investigation of the CCP Coronavirus. The CCP also victimized the Chinese People, in particular the doctors, nurses, and journalists who tried to speak up about the spreading virus, and were subsequently jailed, silenced, and punished for trying to speak the truth.