Activists, experts and policy makers speak out on Chinese state influence in Canada
intelligence agencies have taken the rare step of naming China as a significant
threat to the country's sovereignty, with CSIS director David Vigneault
publicly saying in a February 2021 speech that Canadians are being
"aggressively" targeted by foreign interests - and Beijing was engaged in
"activities that are a direct threat to our national security and sovereignty."
Activists, experts and policy makers are speaking out on what they describe as an ever-growing "influence" of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Canadian business, academic and political circles.