According to a report by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the Chinese Communist Party was trying to subvert Canada’s democracy which included providing funding to several Liberal and Conservative candidates in the 2019 federal election, Global News reports.
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Canadian intelligence officials have warned Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that China has allegedly been targeting Canada with a vast campaign of foreign interference, which includes funding a clandestine network of at least 11 federal candidates running in the 2019 election, according to Global News sources.
Delivered to the prime minister and several cabinet members in a series of briefings and memos first presented in January, the allegations included other detailed examples of Beijing’s efforts to further its influence and, in turn, subvert Canada’s democratic process, sources said.
Based on recent information from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), those efforts allegedly involve payments through intermediaries to candidates affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), placing agents into the offices of MPs in order to influence policy, seeking to co-opt and corrupt former Canadian officials to gain leverage in Ottawa, and mounting aggressive campaigns to punish Canadian politicians whom the People’s Republic of China (PRC) views as threats to its interests. […]
The briefings did not identify the 2019 candidates. But the alleged election interference network included members from both the Liberal and Conservative parties, according to sources with knowledge of the briefs.
READ: Canadian intelligence warned PM Trudeau that China covertly funded 2019 election candidates: Sources
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Of course, when it is not trying to subvert Canada’s democracy, the Chinese Communist Party was:
- Having some of the world’s most dangerous pathogens illegally sent to it Wuhan Virology Institute from Canada’s high-level virus lab in Winnipeg, the National Microbiology Laboratory. READ: Infectious-disease scientists at Canada’s high-security lab collaborated with China AND: Canadian scientist sent deadly viruses to Wuhan lab months before RCMP asked to investigate;
- Trying to have a Chinese business buy a port on Canada’s Northwest passage, READ: Former major-general urges Canada to reject Chinese purchase of arctic gold mine;
- Having its army trained in cold-weather fighting by Canada’s military. READ: Canada Invited Communist China To Come To Country To Participate In Military Exercises: Reports; and
- Allegedly setting up police stations inside Canada. READ: China has opened police stations in US and Canada to monitor Chinese citizens: Report