Beijing is the ‘foremost perpetrator‘of foreign interference in Canada and Trudeau isn’t doing enough to stop it.
Canada’s spy agency is deeply concerned about the scope of Chinese interference in Canada, according to the latest bombshell scoop from the Globe and Mail.
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) has caught agents of the Chinese government on multiple occasions engaging in activities meant to disrupt Canadian democracy and further its authoritarian interests.
The worst part is that a lot of this activity occurred under Justin Trudeau’s watch. The recent leaks to media organizations indicate that the spy agency feels the need to publicly pressure the prime minister into taking the issue seriously.
A top-secret report viewed by the Globe and Mail criticized Canada for its lack of a foreign agent registry, similar to what exists in the United States.
Unlike Canada, the United States has taken a strong approach to Chinese meddling in its democracy.
Last month two people in New York were charged with violating the Espionage Act for their involvement in a “secret” Chinese police station, as reported by Reuters.
The report by CSIS calls out the lack of a similar response from the Trudeau government, which appears to be turning a blind eye to the same activity north of the border.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Trudeau has refused to call a public inquiry into the matter, despite widespread public support.
Political commentator and blogger Spencer Fernando slammed the prime minister in an article surmising that the reason he is is avoiding an inquiry is because “the truth is likely horrendous for Trudeau and the Liberals.”
NOTE: This article contains the author’s opinion.
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