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Our enemies and allies alike have realized that Canada is an easy mark

The infiltration of the Winnipeg lab is completely unacceptable, as is the apparent absence of comprehensive oversight of the project from government or security services. The government's unwillingness to fully acknowledge and own the situation will only delay the security reforms desperately needed to address the breach.

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Pacal

Canada is only an easy mark because of Justin Trudeau. The Chinese had been playing him like the proverbial fiddle, and most Canadians could see that happen every step of the way. What a moron.

14th March 2024 at 7:41 am
Lauraine

blatting the politically driven crap offers no solutions. What were the protocols in place at the lab during the infiltration and how were they broken? This is a lab that shares information internationally…. so what exactly was shared that should not have been? How was the mandate of the lab contravened and how was this mandate constructed and by whom?

14th March 2024 at 3:40 pm
Carlos

Typical failure of this Liberal government under that baby Trudeau. He’s been an incompetent ninkumpoop since Day 1. And still 24 percent of eligible electorate still willing to vote for him. I hope he and his Party are crushed in the next election like Wynn was in Ontario.

14th March 2024 at 7:24 am
Gordon Divitt

Ascribing everything thing that goes wrong in Canada as a personal failure of Justin Trudeau might be satisfying as a demonstration of one’s political biases but does absolutely nothing towards recognizing a problem and trying for a solution

Canada (despite what we tell ourselves) has an economy based largely of exporting raw materials of on kind or another. There are a limited number of potential large markets and unfortunately most (including the USA) are predatory and will exploit any weakness they perceive. Walking the tightrope between being cooperative and being taken advantage of is exceedingly difficult and requires individuals deep inside industry and academia to restrain their instincts to be cooperative and add a layer of scepticism to their daily routines

More stringent background checks on every individual involved in sensitive activities seems to be required – not just those with epicanthal folds.

14th March 2024 at 10:46 am
Paul Attics

The Winnipeg lab controversy is very concerning, both the incident itself, the length of the exposure, and absolutely the government’s secretive and obstructive handling of it.

However, it is but the only example, despite the article section heading of the plural ‘Canada’s Failures’, used to substantiate the wider assertion that Canada’s valuable information assets are “ripe for picking” by foreign friends and foes alike.

Still, citizens should be concerned about our the seeming utter lack of maturity in our information security capabilities. The government’s puzzling obfuscation and lack of communication on this topic is enough to warrant such concern.

14th March 2024 at 7:59 am
Don Morris

The more disturbing issue is the Liberal government’s propensity for covering up any details of foreign interference in our agencies or elections.
An experienced person would think they had something to hide. The David Johnson whitewash is to be followed by the Justice M-J, Hogue whitewash complete with more delays and obfuscation.

This indicates more than just incompetence on the part of the Trudeau government.

14th March 2024 at 11:31 am
PH

A cover up is all you can expect from Trudeau when it has been established that huge donations were made to the Liberal Party by coerced Chinese diaspora prior to the recent national election.

14th March 2024 at 12:03 pm
“Lynne Tuff

This government is either out of touch with reality otr just plane doesn’t care about security in Canada!

14th March 2024 at 11:44 am
Mike Robinson

A excellent article that needs to be read by every Canadian.

14th March 2024 at 12:16 pm
Xiaoming Guo

The pandemic is a global issue and needs global cooperation. China played a significant role in the international efforts to halt the spread of the Ebola disease. Through four rounds of emergency aid supplied in April, August, September, and October 2014, a total of 750 million yuan (about USD 123 million) was contributed to West African countries by China. In addition to financial and material assistance, China also sent more than 1,000 medical personnel to the region to help with local epidemic prevention and control work (NHFPC 2015a; UNDP 2014a). Why our public health sector is so secret? Is the Winnippig lab developing bioweapon? How is this China’s interference? Did China change Canadian policy on Ebola? What did the Winnippig Lab study Ebola for? Why did the US have two pandemic drills Event 201 and Crimson Contagion in 2019? Canada dismissed the Qiu Xiangguo team in July 2019. The US intelligence briefed Canadian intelligence before the COVID broke out. The incoherent narrative of China’s espionage on the Ebola virus seems a cover-up.

14th March 2024 at 11:18 am