Deteriorating relations with China caused the Prime Minister more grief during question period Wednesday, which followed Finance minister Bill Morneau into committee where he was grilled over the government’s $256 million investment in the dictatorship’s infrastructure bank.

Morneau repeated at parliament’s finance committee what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the House of Commons: their 2017 decision to backstop the Beijing-based bank “helps people in less developed countries in the world” with green infrastructure and the like.