- Dec 6, 2015
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Why CSIS believes Canada is a ‘permissive target’ for China’s interference - National | Globalnews.ca
For those Canadians who believe that the subversive exercise of Chinese soft power is something only the United States and other countries in Africa and South East Asia should be concerned with, this should be a sobering article indeed. Sino subversion of Canadian institutions, our politicians and political process is alive and well and must be fought vigourously.Sam Cooper said:Canada is an “attractive and permissive target” for Chinese interference that endangers the “foundations of our fundamental institutions, including our system of democracy itself,” according to a recent national security review.
The reason, experts suggest, is because China’s Communist Party has won the support of some influential Canadians by using economic carrots and sticks, while public attention on Beijing’s broad campaign is “almost non-existent.”
The national security review says “for years Canadian Security Intelligence Service has investigated and reported on the threat” of foreign interference. But unlike Canada’s Western intelligence allies, Ottawa hasn’t responded with strong countermeasures.