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Top Rival to Trudeau Pledges a Tougher Line on China ‘Threat’

Andrew Scheer.
Andrew Scheer.Photographer: David Kawai/Bloomberg

The Conservative who is the front-runner to unseat Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this year took aim at China in his first major foreign policy speech, saying the Asian country’s rise is a threat to Canadian security.

Andrew Scheer delivered the keynote address on Tuesday in Montreal, the first of a string of planned speeches in coming weeks to roll out policy positions ahead of the October election.