There could be more ‘Chinese police stations’ in Canada, minister says

TORONTO: There may be more ‘Chinese police stations’ operating in Canada, the public safety minister told a Canadian television station on Sunday, months after police said they were investigating whether two community centers in Montreal were used to intimidate or harass Chinese Canadians. origin.
“I am convinced that the [Royal Canadian Mounted Police] have taken concrete steps to disrupt any foreign interference in relation to these so-called police stations, and that if new police stations arise and so on, they will continue to take decisive action in the future,” said Marco Mendicino in CTV’s Question Period. in an interview.
In March, Canadian police said they were investigating the centers in Montreal. Earlier this month, the Canadian Press reported that the centers were operating normally, despite statements by the minister that all secret stations in Canada have been shut down.
China has denied the allegations of interfering in Canadian affairs.
Mendicino’s comments follow tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions by Ottawa and Beijing.
Last week, Canada was expelled Chinese diplomat Zhao Wei after an intelligence report accused him of trying to target a Canadian lawmaker critical of China’s treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority.
The next day, China expelled Canadian diplomat Jennifer Lynn Lalonde from Shanghai.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauThe Chinese government has come under pressure to crack down on alleged Chinese interference and call for a public inquiry into the matter. His government has appointed a special investigator to look into the matter.
Canadian media have published several reports citing allegations from unnamed intelligence sources that the Chinese government staged schemes to interfere in Canada’s last two elections. Beijing has denied these allegations.
Trudeau said China tried to interfere in the 2019 and 2021 votes, but that didn’t change the outcome.
Trudeau said last week that Canada “will not be intimidated” by Chinese retaliation


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