On Tuesday, Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole issued a statement demanding that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau release documents relating to a possible security breach at Canada’s top microbiology lab.
“Today, Canada’s Conservatives are demanding that Justin Trudeau release the secret documents he has been hiding from Canadians. These documents are about the transfer of Ebola and Henipah viruses to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in March 2019, and Drs. Xiangguo Qiu and Keding Cheng, who had their security clearances revoked and were fired after the transfer.
For years, Canada’s security services have been warning the government and universities about the risks of research cooperation with communist China. It begs the question of how two scientists with deep connections to the Chinese military were able to obtain a high-level Canadian security clearance to conduct work with dangerous viruses like Ebola.
Unfortunately, this cover-up should come as no surprise to Canadians. Justin Trudeau reversed a decision to block the sale of a Canadian security firm, ITF Technologies, to a Chinese state-owned enterprise.
“The Prime Minister also refused to ban Huawei, despite being the only Five Eyes country that has not acted.
“But what’s even more concerning is the length the Liberals are going to cover up details about the transfer of these dangerous viruses to China.
“This is Justin Trudeau’s legacy. More corruption. More scandals. More of the same. There’s only one choice to secure Canada’s future, and that is Canada’s Conservatives.”
Text of the motion can be read here.