Father Raymond J. de Souza: What grovelling offer should Canada make to China?
At the time, Canada still had arms-trading sanctions against China, imposed by Mulroney himself after the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989. Mulroney, Chrétien and Desmarais have delivered that line a thousand times. What, then, does Mulroney imagine Chrétien and Desmarais can say to the Chinese? The Chrétien-Mulroney-Desmarais China operation is institutionalized by the Canada China Business Council, founded by the late Paul Desmarais Sr. Doubtful, but if so, it is not necessary to send Chrétien and Desmarais.