Unpublished TV: Chinese-Canadian Relations after ELXN2021

Unpublished TV: Chinese-Canadian Relations after ELXN2021

One thousand and twenty days. Almost three years behind bars in China. And in one fell swoop, the two Michaels were on a plane to Calgary, while Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Huawei pleaded guilty in a deferred prosecution agreement and was on a plane back to China.

It’s been three years of frosty relations between Canada and China. Can or will the relationship be repaired? Canada does trade with China, but no-where near to the extent we do with the US. China is the world’s second largest economy trailing only the US. There is huge potential for growth with China, but when you consider what has happened between the two, you wonder if the trust is broken permanently.

Canadians, according to pollsters, overwhelmingly want Canada to distance itself from China.

Our Unpublished.vote question asked:

Do you expect Canada-China relations to improve with our new government?

Our audience responded: 

  • Yes = 8.7%
  • No = 84.8%
  • Unsure = 6.5%

However you’re watching and listening to our show, whether through our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, or on our podcast channels—iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, iHeartRadio and more—I would like to remind you that you can “cast your vote” on this topic at Unpublished.vote, and then email your MP to tell them why.


  1. Colin Robertson, Former Canadian Diplomat / Vice President Canadian Global
  2. Peggy Mason, President of the Rideau Institute on International Affairs
  3. Robert Hanlon, Asst. Professor Dept. Philosophy, History & Politics; Thompson Rivers University
  4. Mimi Lee, Hongkongers Action Group


Peggy Mason
Peggy Mason

President, Rideau Institute