January 26, 2019 / 8:12 PM / 6 months ago

Canada PM fires ambassador to China after remarks on extradition

OTTAWA, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday said he had fired his ambassador to China, who prompted a political furor with comments about a high-profile extradition case.

“Last night I asked for and accepted John McCallum’s resignation as Canada’s ambassador to China,” Trudeau said in a statement. Trudeau had told reporters as recently as Thursday that he had no plans to replace the envoy.

Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Sandra Maler

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