Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have been detained in China for over two years.
It's been a blur.
An earlier statement suggested the two were indicted and tried but Canadian officials have determined it was inaccurate and a translation error.
“We will stand up loudly and clearly for human rights all around the world,” the prime minister said.
The U.S. secretary of state compared China to the “Irans and Venezuelas of the world.”
Nineteen prominent Canadians, including former Liberal ministers, want the Trudeau government to take the controversial step.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the charges against Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are “completely groundless.”
They have been detained in China since December 2018 following Meng Wanzhou's arrest in B.C.
The Chinese embassy said they've been making sure the two men have humanitarian treatment.
Experts say Champagne shouldn't expect any favours in return for medical co-operation.