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BC Court rules Meng extradition proceedings to continue.

From The Honourable Associate Chief Justice H. Holmes in A.G. of Canada v Meng:

On the question of law posed, I conclude that, as a matter of law, the double criminality requirement for extradition is capable of being met in this case. The effects of the US sanctions may properly play a role in the double criminality analysis as part of the background or context against which the alleged conduct is examined. Ms. Meng’s application is therefore dismissed. I make no determination of the larger question under s. 29(1)(a) of the Act of whether there is evidence admissible under the Act that the alleged conduct would justify Ms. Meng’s committal for trial in Canada on the offence of fraud under s. 380(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. This question will be determined at a later stage in the proceedings.

This means
China tech giant Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou will continue to face extradition to the U.S. from Canada on fraud charges.