The West Block: Feb. 5, 2023 | Chinese spy balloon threats and Liberals switch on guns, bail, MAID

A Chinese surveillance balloon that spent time in Canadian and American airspace late last week is sparking a diplomatic crisis. The incident caused U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to postpone his trip to Beijing, and is also raising concerns over national security ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden’s visit to Canada in March. Plus, the Liberal government has changed its tactics on gun control, bail reform, and medical assistance in dying all in one week. The official Opposition and other parties have been outspoken in their disapproval of the government’s actions on these subjects, but is that really what sparked the shift?