“Canada’s top spymaster says Beijing’s military and intelligence services have been gathering sensitive data on Canadians and warned they are stealing key technology and attempting to intimidate Canadians.”
In a report published on February 9th, 2021, Canadian Security Intelligence Service Director David Vigneault said China poses a “serious strategic threat to this[Canada] country.”
Vigneault went on to state that Canadian companies “have been targeted and some have been compromised, particularly Canada’s biopharma and health sector.”
Whatever a Canadian’s perspective on government, media, politics, as well as the Covid pandemic, a fair synopsis goes like this:
There is something very strange about the inter-relationship between Canada, China and Covid. Following these events on a daily basis, CAP shake our heads at what has transpired.
How many examples of reports of our ruling government providing China with sensitive, private data does one need before drawing the conclusion that a nefarious relationship exists here?
Border security data, Foreign embassy data, Healthcare information, Covid vaccine details, Chinese visa centre records. All of this and more has been served up by the Trudeau government for the pleasure of the communist government of China.
Degree to which CBC and mainstream media scream “bloody murder” in this regard? Minimal, at best. It well appears a media specialty in 2021 Canada is an ability to present borderline shocking information in a similar capacity to a daily weather report.
Wang Wenbin, spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
“We urge politicians on the Canadian side to abandon Cold War thinking and ideological bias, stop their unwarranted attacks on China, stop spreading alarmist remarks, and do more to benefit China-Canada relations and do more to increase mutual trust between China and Canada.”
That’s one heck of a lot of urging. Why is China, a behemoth powerhouse nation with 1.3 Billion citizens, so concerned with little insignificant Canada?
There must be a reason. This dynamic suggest serious “investment” in Canadian society. We not only speak of financial investment. We are talking investment in a plethora of areas–some tangible, others intangible.
However one views the Canada-China political relationship, certain fundamentals remain:
The entire affair was instigated by ex-Liberal PM Pierre Trudeau. The person who most advanced–meaning “open the doors for”— China’s deep-rooted presence within modern Canadian society is Justin Trudeau.
Canadian former diplomat David Mulroney, ambassador to the People’s Republic of China from 2009 to 2012, has been quoted as stating Mr. Vigneault’s speech represents “a very forthright statement in terms of identifying China as the principal threat, and I think that’s entirely appropriate.”
And yet, throughout his past five years as prime minister, Justin Trudeau has yet to denounce Chinese foreign policy. Even at a time when their government is being accused of genocide against a Muslim minority community.
Without question, the Canada-Liberal-Trudeau-China dynamic qualifies as the the greatest political mystery of modern times.
— Brad Salzberg, CAP Founder(est. 2016)