Two Cana­di­ans jailed in China

The Western Star - - Canada -

MON­TREAL — Ra­dio-Canada is re­port­ing that two em­ploy­ees of the eques­trian tour­ing show Cavalia have been ar­rested in China for al­leged mar­i­juana use. The net­work says two Que­be­cers were ar­rested at their Bei­jing ho­tel on July 14. Global Af­fairs Canada con­firmed it is pro­vid­ing con­sular as­sis­tance to two Cana­di­ans who have been de­tained in China. A spokesman for Cavalia says Chi­nese of­fi­cials have con­tacted the com­pany to ask them to pur­chase plane tick­ets so some in­di­vid­u­als could be repa­tri­ated.

Eric Pa­que­tte says the com­pany is not con­firm­ing any of the de­tails of the re­port for pri­vacy rea­sons.

The Mon­treal-based com­pany has been run­ning its horsetheme­d shows in China since 2015.

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