Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has previously noted his admiration for China’s “basic dictatorship.” According to Canada’s top spy agency, that admiration may go both ways.
The Globe and Mail reported that secret and top-secret Canadian Security Intelligence Service documents have exposed how the genocidal Chinese regime conducted an interference operation throughout the 2021 election cycle in Canada, which saw Trudeau’s Liberal Party hold onto power. Trudeau’s government went on to declare martial law, freeze peaceful protesters’ bank accounts, and exercise some other qualities its leader may have admired in other governments.
Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre has accused Trudeau of ignoring the interference because it managed to benefit his scandal-plagued party.
According to the Globe and Mail, CSIS found that an “orchestrated machine” was operating in Canada with two aims: “to ensure that a minority Liberal government was returned in 2021, and that certain Conservative candidates identified by China were defeated.”
The leadership of the Chinese Communist Party was “pressuring its consulates to create strategies to leverage politically [active] Chinese community members and associations within Canadian society,” said the report.