It becomes more and more difficult for the government to claim they are taking this issue seriously when little to no action has been taken whatsoever.
They say actions speak louder than words.
And right now, the lack of action from the federal government when it comes to China is deafening in its silence.
We continue to hear that the government is ‘taking this matter seriously,’ when it comes to China’s interference in our democratic institutions, yet there is no action to back that up.
Rather, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears far more concerned with trying to downplay China’s interference, along with finding the people within CSIS who have been sharing information.
It also appears that nothing has been done to communicate our concerns with China.
In a recent meeting of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, Conservative MP Michael Cooper asked Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs David Morrison how many Chinese diplomats have been expelled from Canada in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.
“What has the Trudeau Government done in response to foreign interference in our democracy?
“Zero, zero, zero, zero.”
That’s the number of Beijing’s diplomats expelled in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.”
The federal government can keep saying how seriously they take allegations of China interfering in our institutions. But until real action is taken, those words will ring hollow.
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