CSIS DIRECTOR RICHARD FADDEN: ‘We have an indication that there are political figures who have developed quite an attachment to foreign countries’

 PROVINCIAL CABINET MINISTERS,

AND MEMBERS OF MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS

IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

ARE AGENTS OF INFLUENCE FOR FOREIGN COUNTRIES OR 

ARE UNDER CONTROL OF FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS

 

The head of Canada’s spy agency says foreign governments have infiltrated Canadian politics, CBC News reported last night.

“We’re in fact a bit worried in a couple of provinces that we have an indication that there are political figures who have developed quite an attachment to foreign countries,” Richard Fadden, director of the Canadian Security Intelligence SErvice, told CBC.

Fadden said cabinet ministers in two provinces, which he did not name, are under control of foreign governments.

He said the politicians haven’t hidden their ties to foreign governments, and recently they’ve been shifting their policy decisions to reflect those relationships.

Fadden told the CBC that he has discussed with Canada’s privy council how best to tell those provincial governments there may be a problem.

He added several members of municipal governments in British Columbia are also agents of influence for foreign countries, CBC reported.

“A number of countries take the view that if they can develop influence with people relatively early in their careers, they’ll follow them through.

“Before you know it, a country’s providing them with money, some sort of covert guidance,” Fadden said.

 

CCC BLOG reprint:

Foreign countries infiltrate Canadian politics: CSIS

Canwest News Service

Victoria Times Colonist: timescolonist.com

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Page A10

 

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9 Responses to CSIS DIRECTOR RICHARD FADDEN: ‘We have an indication that there are political figures who have developed quite an attachment to foreign countries’

  1. goyodelarosa says:

    One can be forgiven for wondering: to whom could Mr. Fadden be referring?

    Without having an FOI sent to Premier Gordon Campbell’s office or that of the Mayor of Victoria, Dean Fortin, both of whom have recently visited Communist China, we have no way of knowing whether he is referring to these characters or others perhaps associated with them.

    The latter has already followed in the footsteps of the former mayor of Victoria, Alan Lowe, who also had an annoying habit of taking junkets to that country on annual basis, apparently always coming back empty-handed, all the while talking vaguely about continuing to develop relationships with these business partners, etc.

    In Campbell’s case, it is clear that the Northern Gateway Project, bringing tar sands oil from Alberta to Kitimat, is more in the interests of China than it is in the best interests of Canada.

  2. goyodelarosa says:

    I believe Ida Chong, another BC Liberal cabinet minister, was recently in China.

    She also came back apparently empty-handed, but nevertheless had all kinds of nice things to say about her Chinese Communist hosts.

  3. goyodelarosa says:

    I note with interest that the above CBC News story says that ‘municipal officials in Victoria and Vancouver appeared surprised at Fadden’s statement and declined to comment.’

  4. JJJ says:

    Could it allegedly be Ujjah Dosanjh and Dave Hayer? Both have been awarded medals of honour for service to the Indian government and its people….just a thought?

  5. goyodelarosa says:

    I don’t know, frankly, but Dosanjh was once a member of the Indian Marxist Party, or some such, I believe.

    Olivia Chow is reacting in almost as paranoid a manner as Gordo himself:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ndp-mp-olivia-chow-slams-baseless-spy-stories/article1617168/

    I can’t wait to hear what Ida Chong has to say for herself.

    She goes to China regularly.

    But I defy anyone to name one single deal she has cut or been associated with as a consequence of those costly and questionable junkets.

    And yet, like Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin, Premier Gordo Campbell, et al, they all come back saying they want these pseudo- government-business relationships with these deadly Communist Party of China types to continue and grow, yada yada…

    I don’t think there is any justification whatsoever for any Canadian politician to even go to that benighted country as a tourist as long as the CPC is in charge.

    That regime is soaked in the blood of 60,000,000 – 70,000,000 innocent Chinese people.

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