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RCMP investigates secret Chinese police stations in Quebec

RCMP investigates secret Chinese police stations in Quebec

If we know that the Chinese immigrant population is being threatened or that they are living in a terrible environment – which we have been told – we will not tolerate that in Quebec and Canada.An ICI RTI spokesperson said in an interview on Thursday RCMP, Sergeant Charles Poirier.

We already knew that RCMP It was investigating five police stations, including three in the Greater Toronto Area and one in the Vancouver suburb of Richmond. These offices will be used to monitor Chinese nationals abroad for the benefit of Xi Jinping’s Communist regime.

Spokesperson RCMP He confirmed that the police force is investigating There are said to be Chinese police stations in Quebec and for a few weeks It was on their radar for a while.

We have information that the Chinese diaspora and the Chinese community in Quebec will be threatened and pressured. [et seraient] May be threatened by some individuals working within a foreign power. »

A quote Sergeant Charles Poirier, RCMP spokesman

As for the underground police stations, the companies claim to help the Chinese community in the country, but in reality they are suspected of pressuring the Chinese intelligence services to provide all kinds of information. We discuss it with former CSIS agent Michel Juneau-Katsuya.

there RCMP He pledged that it will not tolerate any form of bullying, harassment or harming targets.

The file was handed over to the Integrated National Security Teams (INSET), explained Sergeant Poirier. This means the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and other police forces can cooperate in the investigation. RCMP.

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Information, first published The Journal of MontrealConfirmed to Radio-Canada RCMP.

In total, there are more than 50 underground Chinese police stations around the world, according to the Spanish organization Safeguard Defenders.

The Central Police confirms that no arrests or searches have been conducted in this case.

Public’s help needed

We want to send a very clear message to these people: they need to contact us to help us with these investigations.Sergeant Poirier, who describes foreign interference investigations, pleaded hard And Very complex.

A dedicated phone line – 514-939-8301 – has been put in place to allow victims to easily contact a police investigator. inset, And in many languages.

Relations between Ottawa and Beijing have been strained for some time. And the presence of secret Chinese police stations in Canada — which Ambassador Peiwu Kang lectured on in December — is not the only issue straining relations between the two capitals.

In particular, the Trudeau government will have to deal with the fallout from the reports aired these days The Globe and Mail and the global network that the Xi Jinping regime interfered with in the Canadian electoral system.

This is an issue of great concern to us, and it highlights that diasporic communities are precisely the primary targets of foreign intervention.Justin Trudeau addresses the cases of Chinese and Iranian immigrants as he enters cabinet Thursday morning.

On Tuesday, the prime minister also dodged several thorny questions about China’s meddling in the federal election.

With information from Louis Blouin and The Canadian Press