“We need as a nation to come to grips with the desire of the government of China to turn us all into bastard states.”
While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau does everything possible to avoid a full investigation of China’s interference in Canada’s democracy, Liberal MP John McKay is taking the issue seriously.
McKay said China’s government poses an “existential threat” to Canada:
“The government of China is an existential threat to Canada on a multiplicity of levels. We need as a nation to come to grips with the desire of the government of China to turn us all into bastard states.”
McKay – the Member of Parliament for the riding of Scarborough-Guildwood – made the comments in response to a new Global News report indicating two intelligence memos – one in 2019 and one in 2022 – warning China was funneling money to Canadian politicians were presented to high-level Canadian officials.
The report casts further doubt on Trudeau’s claims that he wasn’t briefed on China’s interference efforts, and will lead many to wonder why more hasn’t been done to protect the nation.
MPs breaking from Trudeau?
The strength of McKay’s remarks are a stark contrast from the tone Trudeau takes towards China.
This could represent a desire among some Liberal MPs to distance themselves from Trudeau.
After all, there are certainly Liberal MPs of good conscience who want to protect Canada’s national security, and they can’t be pleased with Justin Trudeau’s inaction on that file.
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