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The Trudeau Liberals’ minority government suffered its first major setback on Dec. 10, world human rights day.

Justin Trudeau, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and Xi Jinping (PMO)

The Conservative motion to strike a committee on Canada-China relations passed, with help from other opposition members. Question Period was dominated by issues of trade and diplomacy, from the continued jailing of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor to the Hong Kong democracy movement to the import of deadly fentanyl from China.

On this edition of, hear highlights from the raucous Question Period, as Trudeau let some of his new cabinet ministers defend the Liberal record on dealing with the world’s most-populous and most-controversial country, which former CSIS director Richard Fadden has described as an “adversary.” 

Plus commentaries and headlines from the Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest. 

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