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Canada: Was the Chinese Communist Party targeting the family of a Canadian politician?

Canada’s intelligence agency, CSIS, alleges that an agent for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Canada, who also has diplomatic immunity, was targeting Conservative MP, Michael Chong and his family, The Globe and Mail report.

His father’s family still lived in Hong Kong.

The reason that the CCP was doing this is that Chong had publicly taken a stand opposing the Chinese Communist Party’s treatment of the Uyghurs, which the Canadian MP referred to as genocide.

The Globe and Mail also provided additional information on CSIS’s nine-page report on the CCP’s interference in Canadian affairs. According to the report, China considers Canada a “high-priority target”:

China sees Canada as a “high-priority target” and employs “incentives and punishment” as part of a vast influence network directed at legislators, business executives and diaspora communities in this country, according to a top-secret intelligence assessment from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.

The CSIS report is an overview of Chinese government foreign interference in Canada, ranging from investigating a Conservative MP’s relatives in China to harassing a mainland Chinese student in Canada who publicly supported Hong Kong’s democracy movement.

READ: China views Canada as a ‘high priority’ for interference: CSIS report

Of course, we already know about the unhealthy obsession that Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has with the Chinese Communist Party:

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