TORONTO | Canada’s prime minister fires his ambassador to China

TORONTO | Canada’s prime minister fires his ambassador to China

TORONTO—Jan 26, 2019—  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fired Canada’s ambassador to China after the envoy said it would be “great” if the U.S. dropped its extradition request for a Chinese tech executive arrested in Canada.

Trudeau said Saturday that he had asked for and accepted John McCallum’s resignation Friday night.

McCallum made the remark to the Toronto Star on Friday. That came a day after he issued a statement saying he misspoke about the case earlier in the week and regretted saying Meng Wanzhou has a strong case against extradition.

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