Michael Kovrig

Jean Chretien in Brampton, Ont., Sept. 14, 2021. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

Jean Chrétien chides Justin Trudeau over slow efforts to free the two Michaels

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou waves as she steps out of an airplane after arriving at Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport in Shenzhen, China. (Jin Liwang/Xinhua via AP)

Don’t buy the hogwash about the release of Kovrig and Spavor

Terry Glavin: The sooner Canada dispenses with tales of ’prisoner swaps’ and ’diplomatic triangulation,’ the sooner it can have an honest conversation about what this saga revealed
Michael Kovrig embraces his wife Vina Nadjibulla, right, after arriving at Pearson International Airport in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/CP)

A moment of bliss for Michael Kovrig, and for all of Canada

Image of the Week: Free at long last, Michael Kovrig steps into the embrace of Vina Nadjibulla, his wife and most devoted advocate
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What the winner of this election must do about China, Meng and the two Michaels

Terry Glavin: A thousand days after Kovrig and Spavor were imprisoned, we’re in desperate need of moral clarity in Ottawa
Jim Nickel, charge d'affaires of the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, and William "Bill" Klein, acting deputy chief of mission of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, stand with foreign diplomats outside Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court where Michael Kovrig was tried on March 22, 2021.(Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

At Michael Kovrig’s trial, the world had Canada’s back

Outside the courthouse in Beijing, a phalanx of foreign diplomats took a silent stand for the Canadian who faces almost certain conviction
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What it’s like to be on trial in China

Kevin Garratt, a Canadian wrongfully convicted of espionage by a Chinese court, knows what Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig are about to go through
Vina Nadjibulla (Photograph by Eric Putz)

A promise to Michael

Vina Nadjibulla and other family members have been waging a seemingly impossible fight to free her husband from a Chinese prison. After two torturous years, what does Canada owe ‘the two Michaels’?
Trudeau responds to a question about China during a news conference outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on June 25, 2020 (CP/Adrian Wyld)

The next big threat facing the Trudeau Liberals: China

Stephen Maher: China’s increasing belligerence will require a tougher tone from Ottawa. The fate of the Liberal government may depend on it.
A man holds a sign bearing photographs of Kovrig and Spavor outside B.C. Supreme Court where Meng was attending a hearing in Vancouver on Jan. 21, 2020 (CP/Darryl Dyck)

A new message to Trudeau: There must be no ’acceding to the demands of hostage-takers’

While the Meng case reveals a major fault line among Canadian thinkers, a second group has written to Trudeau urging the PM to defend the rule of law
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Inside the Canadian establishment’s fight with Trudeau over China

How a letter from a superbly-connected group of Canadians happened and aimed to pressure the Prime Minister into releasing Meng Wanzhou