China disrupts elections and has police stations in Canada– Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has accused China of trying to interfere with the holding of elections in Canada, while officials investigate reports of a Chinese “police station” in Canada.

Trudeau accused Beijing of playing an “aggressive game” against democracy and targeting Canadian institutions.

The allegations came as local media reported that Canadian intelligence had identified a “secret network” of Beijing-backed candidates in the recent election.

At least 11 candidates were backed by China in the 2019 federal election, officials told Trudeau.

Citing information from an anonymous intelligence official, local broadcaster World News reported that Beijing funneled funds to candidates and that Chinese cronies acted as campaign advisers for many candidates.

In one case, CA$250,000 (£160,000) was funneled through the office of an Ontario-based provincial legislator. BBC Tuesday (7/11/2022).

The operation, which would have been directed from the Chinese consulate in Toronto, also aims to position the operation in the offices of lawmakers active in influencing policy, reports World News.

China’s efforts are aimed at “co-opting and bribing” former Canadian officials to give China leverage in political circles.

Chinese interference reportedly targeted Canada’s two main political parties – Trudeau’s Liberal Party and the opposition Conservative Party. However, it is unclear whether the operation was successful.

“We have taken significant steps to strengthen the integrity of our electoral process and system, and we will continue to invest in the fight against electoral interference, against foreign interference in our democracy and our institutions,” he said. Trudeau told reporters on Monday 2022).

“Unfortunately, we see that there are countries, state actors around the world, whether it’s China or others, who continue to play an aggressive game against our institutions, against our democracy,” he said. he adds.

The report comes after authorities said the brand was investigating allegations that China opened an unofficial “police” office on Canadian soil.

Last month, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said it was investigating reports of criminal activity in relation to the so-called ‘police’ office, which has also been reported in a number of European countries.

Several European Union countries, including Ireland and the Netherlands, have ordered China to close police stations, allegedly used to pressure government opponents to return to China and confront to criminal charges.

Dutch media reported finding evidence of “service bureaus” promising diplomatic services, which were apparently used to silence Chinese dissidents residing in Europe.*

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