This morning CBC is reporting that - on the eve of the G20 Summit in Toronto - the head of the The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Richard Fadden is saying that several Canadian Politicians, who are Chinese by ancestry, are unduly influenced by a foreign government.
"We're in fact a bit worried in a couple of provinces that we have an indication that there's some political figures who have developed quite an attachment to foreign countries,"
The National Post reports some observers, namely Wesley Wark, history professor from the University of Toronto thinks this is intended to distract us from the expenditures on security for this event.
“What on Earth is the CSIS director doing making this public? Why is he coming forward with this information?”
CTV reports, "G8, G20 summit costs climb, surpass $1 billion". Liberal MP Mark Holland calls it "the most expensive 72 hours in Canadian history."
It's seems likely this is a distraction, but the buttons these bastards are pushing to do it shows a lack of common sense, aplomb or moral centred-ness. Including in this spin a reference to this counties use of internment camps during the second world war is insensitive to say the least. Is the CISI director suggesting they may send the troops now amassed around Rogers Centre the short march up Spadina to China Town and arrest every one?!
During the second world war those of Japanese dissent were rounded up just like that and sent to concentration camps in the interior of British Columbia and camps in Northern Ontario for the duration - and their property stolen.
But lets get back to what I wanted to talk about here.
Who are these CISI guys working for anyways - the United States? There's plenty of connection between our two countries spy agencies, and sometimes it's hard to tell who's foreign policy this CSIS is working in support of.
It makes one wonder again, when on the eve of an economic summit where trade in the Trillions of dollars is to be discussed, why the head of the CSIS is under cutting our position in those talks with inferences to the effect that some people in that group of negotiators may be working for the Chinese government?
Heads should roll, budgets cut, departments closed.
It's about time anyways (re: Air India debacle). The RCMP made the bomb that blew up the Air India plane and CISI helped; and covered up their meddling role, designed to under cut their rival, the RCMP's domestic terrorism portfolio).
There I said it, no one else will.
Picture of Helicopters landing on the golf driving range, just west of Spadina Avenue courtesy updatednews.ca.