28 Jan 2019

Canada's ambassador to China fired

From Morning Report, 7:48 am on 28 January 2019

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has fired the country's ambassador to China, John McCallum. It follows controversial comments he made about an extradition case involving a senior executive from the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei. The removal of Mr McCallum comes in the middle of an ongoing diplomatic crisis with China. Our correspondent in Toronto, Laura McQuillan, tells Gyles Beckford what exactly what got the ambassador sacked.