yesterday evening, I asked for and received the John McCallums resignation as canadian ambassador to China, said the prime minister, in a statement.
Justin trudeau, his statement is introduced not for the specific reasons for the McCallum forced out, but in the last few weeks continued inflamed diplomatic mode, and the former ambassador's statements on the Huawei-head seen as the reason for the prime minister's decision.
in the beginning of december of last year and are suspected of fraud, the arrest was a result of the united states requested to have her extradited back to the country.
In december last year detained a canadian businessman, and a former diplomat in China. The two men are suspected of having acted in order to harm China's national security, but its behaviour is seen by many as an act of revenge after the arrest of Meng Wanzhou.
Similar allegations were directed last week against China when a court announced a death sentence to a canadian citizen, who had previously been sentenced to a long prison sentence for drug trafficking.
John McCallum of the chinese reporters. Questions about the imprisoned Meng Wanzhou said he then to Meng Wanzhou had good reason and opportunity to oppose a request for extradition, because she should be able to argue that the detention is politically motivated.
the McCallums statement was met by strong criticism from many quarters within both the canadian government and the press.
He then backed away from his statements and stated that he had said wrong, but the damage was already done.
" I regret that my comments about Ms. Wengs process has led to confusion. I said the wrong. The comments do not represent my position on this issue, " he said in a statement according to CBS.
– Just as the government has consistently made it clear there is no political interference in the judicial process, he also said.
the ambassador tried to take back his statement announced Andrew Scheer, the leader of Canada's conservative party, that he would have dismissed John McCallum if he had the opportunity.
An opportunity that prime minister Justin Trudeu initially abstained, according to the CBC.
During Thursday spoke to prime minister to the press and then stated that it was not appropriate to dismiss the ambassador, despite his statements.
" Our focus is completely focused on getting home canadians in a safe manner and to insure that their rights are respected. To make a change would not help to release the canadians a day earlier, he said during a press conference.
ambassador to China, was critical of the prime minister's actions. He believed that Justin Trudeau personally should have taken the distance from the McCallums statements.
" I understand that the prime minister does not want to hurt his ambassador, but he really must correct the record and take back some of the things Mr. McCallum stated, said, according to CBS.
Now the prime minister of Canada decided to act and dismiss John McCallum with immediate effect. Jim Nickel, deputy director at the chinese embassy, will represent the country's interests in China in the future, said the prime minister.