Just a few days ago British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, in the House of Commons that ““We made clear that if China continued down this path we would introduce a new route for those with British National (Overseas) status to enter the UK, granting them limited leave to remain with the ability to live and work in the UK and thereafter to apply for citizenship. And that is precisely what we will do now.”” Good for him, good for the United Kingdom; they are doing the right thing.
Now it is time for Canada to step up, too.
Canada has kowtowed to Xi Jinping for too long.
It is time to get off our knees by:
- First: banning Huawei, now. Telus will have to find a new partner, if it has not already done so, but better now than later; and
- Second: Telling the world that Hong Kong is a victim of Chinese double-dealing and political oppression. The prime minister needs to stand up, in the House of Commons and say that “China is violating its agreements and the Government of Canada recognizes that Hong Kong residents who flee from their homes are, now, legitimate refugees. Canada will welcome them and Canada will provide a “fast track” permanent resident status and, then, to citizenship for those who come to Canada legally and pass our security and police checks.“
We have almost 150 of experience which shows us that Hong Kong people are well educated, hard-working, entrepreneurial and flexible. They have been exemplary Canadians almost since Canada was born, 153 years ago, today.