McCallum Exits

John McCallum says making the move from immigration minister to ambassador to China isn’t as big a leap as people might think.

He pointed to his wife, who is Chinese, and to constituents in his Markham-Thornhill riding, many of whom are also of Chinese descent.

“So in my personal life, in my work life, and with visits to China, I have lived and breathed things Chinese for a long, long time,” he told reporters in the foyer of the House of Commons after Tuesday’s cabinet shuffle.

McCallum said the appointment first came up in a conversation with the prime minister last week.

“He spoke about the importance of a knowledge of China, and also a link to his office that I would have,” McCallum said.

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In preparation for this challenging assignment representing Canada the new Ambassador to China (aka DUJ) will have dinner every night until he leaves at local Nanking and Marigold restaurants.

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These Liberals are even sneakier than their predecessors. https://cotmblog.com/2017/01/13/trudeaus-sneaky-sunny-ways-principle-residence-tax-change/