The former Conservative Party leader has a target on his back for his anti-China stance.
The Globe and Mail is reporting that Erin O’Toole, MP and former leader of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC), is being targeted by Communist China for his criticisms of the regime.
Canada’s spy agency has informed former Conservative leader Erin O’Toole that he was targeted by Beijing during his time as party chief and remains a target because of his criticism of the Chinese Communist Party.
A source close to Mr. O’Toole said the Conservative MP was briefed Friday by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and he is still considering how best to reveal details to the public in a manner that balances Canadians’ right to know with national-security concerns about classified information.
Mr. O’Toole is the second MP to learn in recent weeks that they or their family were targeted by the Chinese government.
As The Globe first reported earlier this month, another Conservative MP, Michael Chong, and his family were targeted by the Chinese government after he spearheaded a parliamentary motion in 2021 declaring China’s repression of Uyghurs to constitute genocide. Other Western legislatures later echoed Canada’s condemnation of Beijing’s treatment of Muslim minorities by making similar declarations.
Read the full story by Robert Fife and Steven Chase of the Globe and Mail here.
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