National Newswatch

Ottawa likely to follow U.S., U.K. national security bans of Huawei, experts say

Jul 9 2020 — Sam Cooper — As Canada’s closest intelligence allies move to bar Huawei from their 5G networks due to national security risks, the odds of Canada doing the same are sharply rising, former Canadian officials say. On June 30, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) formally designated Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE “national security threats.” The “weight of […]

‘Canadian eyes only’ intelligence reports say Canadian leaders attacked in cyber campaigns

Dec 10 2019 — Sam Cooper — Russia is one of the hostile foreign states that has targeted Canada in recent “cyber influence” campaigns, according to secret intelligence records obtained exclusively by Global News. The records from Canada’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE) — labelled “Secret: Canadian Eyes Only” — say that due to their policies in eastern Europe, then-Minister of Foreign Affairs […]

B.C. politician breaks silence: China detained me, is interfering ‘in our democracy’

Nov 29 2019 — Sam Cooper — A veteran Chinese-Canadian politician is coming forward to reveal that upon landing at the Shanghai airport in November 2015, Chinese authorities improperly detained him, separated him from his wife for eight hours, confiscated and searched his B.C. government phone and accused him of “endangering national security” before cancelling his visa and ordering him to fly […]

Sources say RCMP opened file on Liberal MP whose firm facilitated real estate deals in B.C.

Jul 11 2019 — Sam Cooper — Global News has learned the RCMP opened a file on B.C. Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido after confidential police informants alleged the veteran politician had been knowingly associating with Chinese organized crime figures through his former real estate law practice in Richmond, B.C. Global News learned of these allegations while investigating whether Peschisolido’s law firm was […]