Episode 168 – Why is the Canadian federal government so meh about Chinese interference?
Well, the panda is out of the bag now! Canadians have been on the receiving end of a lot of information, including leaked ‘CSIS’ reports, on the extent to which China is interfering in our affairs, even our elections. And the reaction of the federal government? Meh. How is this possible? A conversation with Canadian journalist Sam Cooper, who has been following these matters for a long time.
About my guest
Sam Cooper is based in Ottawa where he reports on politics, corruption, transnational organized crime and financial crime, foreign influence, money laundering, Canada’s international relations and foreign policy, national security and intelligence, and all manner of public accountability investigations.
Exclusive: 2020 intel warned Trudeau government that China’s interference in Canadian elections will likely be ‘pervasive’ | Globalnews.ca
GlobalNews – Staff Personalities | Sam Cooper
Wilful Blindness: How a network of narcos, tycoons and CCP agents infiltrated the West: Cooper, Sam, Burton Dr. PHD PHD, Professor Charles, Baxendale, Dean, Biao, Professor Teng: 9780888903013: Books – Amazon.ca
CSIS reports outline how China targets Canadian politicians, business leaders – The Globe and Mail
Leaks alleging China interfered in 2021 election have ‘inaccuracies,’ Trudeau says | CBC News
Canadian Intelligence Eh
In a world of multiple voices and opinions it can be very hard to know where to turn. One choice is to look to those who actually worked in counter-terrorism in the national security world. In these half-hour podcasts, 30-year Canadian intelligence veteran Phil Gurski is joined by a fascinating array of individuals with something meaningful to say about these issues as they provide insight into what they mean and what we need to do about them.
About Phil Gurski
Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Distinguished Fellow in National Security at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). He worked as a senior strategic analyst at CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) from 2001-2015, specialising in violent Islamist-inspired homegrown terrorism and radicalisation. He is the author of six books on terrorism, including the second edition of The Peaceable Kingdom: A history of terrorism in Canada from Confederation to the present, published by Double Dagger in February 2023.