This goes beyond treason. The Opposition should be calling for his head. -Ed.
Despite warnings against the deal from the Department of Defence and CSIS, the Liberal government has let China take control of a Canadian company with close links to our national security.
In 2015, O-Net Communications based in Hong Kong, China, sought to buy Montreal-based ITF Technologies.
ITF Technologies is described as a world leader in laser technology, which can be used for directed-energy weapons. ITF Technologies had worked closely with Canada’s Department of National Defence, and was closely linked with the National Security of our country.
China wanted to take control of ITF Technologies.
Keep in mind, when we talk about a company in China it’s a very different situation than most countries. The authoritarian Chinese government exercises massive control over their business sector. Any company based in China may as well be run by the Chinese government, and can be taken-over at any time for any reason.
According to the Globe & Mail, that is why “National-security officials were particularly concerned in 2015 about O-Net, according to a source familiar with the earlier assessment, because they considered the Hong Kong firm to be effectively controlled by the Chinese state.”
For that reason, both the Department of National Defence and CSIS had warned against the takeover. They warned that letting China buy ITF Technologies would give China access to advanced technology.
Here is what they said at the time:
“If the technology is transferred, China would be able to domestically produce advanced military laser technology to Western standards sooner than would otherwise be the case, which diminishes Canadian and allied military advantages.”
After national security reports warning against the sale, the Conservative government did the wise thing and blocked it.
Now, Justin Trudeau has reversed that decision and allowed China to take ITF Technologies.
Continued. . . SpencerFernando.com