Are foreign nations infiltrating Canadian politics???
That's what CSIS says, and I'd like the details, please...
The head of Canada's spy agency says foreign governments have infiltrated Canadian politics, CBC News reported Tuesday night. "We're in fact a bit worried in a couple of provinces that we have an indication that there are political figures who have developed quite an attachment to foreign countries," Richard Fadden, the director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, told CBC.
Fadden said cabinet ministers in two provinces, which he did not name, are under the control of foreign governments. He said the politicians haven't hidden their ties, and recently they've been shifting their policy decisions to reflect those relationships.
Fadden said he has discussed with the Privy Council how best to tell those provincial governments there may be a problem. He added that several members of municipal governments in British Columbia are also agents of influence for foreign countries, CBC reported.
"A number of countries take the view that if they can develop influence with people relatively early in their careers they'll follow them through. Before you know it, a country's providing them with money, some sort of covert guidance," Fadden said.