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Feds considering increased risk level for happen to be China

Web Staff, CP24.com
Published Tuesday, December 11, 2018 2:50PM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3:53PM EST

Government officials in Ottawa are thinking about raising the chance level for Canadians going to China, CTV News has learned.

The primary motivation behind the essential idea is safety no ultimate decision has been made.

The discussion comes amid tensions with China on the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

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On, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale confirmed a former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig is currently being held in Beijing. Kovrig was the political lead for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s 2016 stop by at Hong Kong.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said the national government is taking Kovrig’s arrest “very seriously” and contains experienced touch with Chinese diplomats to go over the problem.

“We have been engaged on the file, which we take very and we have been seriously, of course, providing consular assist with the grouped family,” Trudeau told reporters.

–          With files from CTV News and The Canadian Press