Foreign Affairs Minister on Raif Badawi Case, Relations with China

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Foreign Affairs Minister on Raif Badawi Case, Relations with China

Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne responds to questions on Parliament Hill about the case of Raif Badawi, the imprisoned Saudi blogger and human rights activist. Badawi’s wife and children are Canadian citizens and live in Sherbrooke, Québec. The Bloc Québécois is demanding more federal action to secure Badawi’s release. The call comes as Saudi Arabia is set to host a virtual meeting of the G20 leaders. The foreign affairs minister also faces questions about Canada’s relations with China. (November 19, 2020) (no interpretation)