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Foreign Interference Legislation

Foreign Interference Legislation
The Federal Liberals are introducing foreign interference legislation that calls for the formation of a registry of foreigners who are acting as foreign agents. That sounds simple and straight forward and our leaders say that the Americans have something similar which is to say that makes it OK.
Did anyone point out that this foreigners registration, taken literally, would require American lobbyists that persuade our government to buy their military hardware including a 17 billion dollar order for jet fighters for which we have no need to register as foreign agents. Or the American sales folks who targetted Canadian politicians to support the utilizing of big pharma Moderna and Fizer as single sourced COVID vaccines at much higher prices than competition.
As for foreigners interfering in our elections no country comes close to the U.S. for foreign election interference.
And then they say that CSIS will be able to enquire with local governments as to whether they have anyone they suspect is a foreign agent.
One thing Canadians should understand is that Canada works hand in hand with the U.S., espcially in foreign policy matters, and information gathered by CSIS is shared with the CIA.
Now it starts to sound worrying. Gee, I might even get fingered because I support Russia over Nazi Ukraine. And I have declared myself as a socialist.
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Author: Ron Brydges

Born on Vancouver Island and raised as a child in Prince Rupert and as a teenager in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Graduated, not without struggle, from Central Collegiate High School. Got my first post graduate job at a steel and pipe mill in Regina, Returned to B.C. and worked in a fabrication shop, a consulting firm, a northern mine and then went east and lived and worked in Toronto for a machinery manufacturer. Moved to St. Catharines where i worked on contract for GM. Was discharged at 62 and took up writing. Now divorced with two daughters and four grandchildren. There was a life between these lines and some of it will come out in my blogs.

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