Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has said that Canadian's shouldn't "be fooled" by Justin Trudeau's tougher stance on China in a Ottawa press conference today.
Going further still, Scheer accused the prime minister of only being more fierce with the Chinese regime after he saw polling data which revealed the Canadian public having an overwhelmingly low view of Beijing.
In a May 13 poll, Angus Reid discovered that 85 percent of polled Canadians have said that they think the Chinese regime has been dishonest or untransparent about the coronavirus pandemic.
"Don’t be fooled by Mr. Trudeau’s phony statements about China right now," said Scheer.
"We have been raising the alarm about this government’s failure to stand up for Canada and its policy of appeasement to the regime in the People’s Republic of China."
The Trudeau government has often been criticized for refusing to condemn the Chinese regime. Trudeau's health minister, for instance, refused to denounce China's forged data, saying that "there’s no indication the data that came out of China was falsified in any way."
Similarly, Trudeau has often refused to even broach the subject, walking away when the subject is brought up.
Trudeau's Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne has had to defend his warm message to the Chinese regime after they sent Canada broken medical equipment.
"It’s only now after they see some polling data that they’ve started to change their message on that. It’s only in the last couple of weeks that he’s changed his message at all and I believe it’s completely disingenuous," said Scheer.