Trudeau Secretly Allowed Chinese Nationals To Work In Significant Microbiology Lab

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reportedly allowed two Chinese scientists to work at a significant microbiology lab in Canada and inform the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of its work. He kept the public in the dark about the matter before his reelection.

This isn’t the worst news concerning the national security breach. Conservative opposition leader and prime ministerial contender Pierre Poilievre issued a scathing rebuke of Trudeau, claiming the Canadian prime minister admires the CCP.

Poilievre added that Trudeau covered up the security breach and ordered an election done earlier than anticipated in 2021 to try and be reelected before the news surfaced.

It is unclear why Trudeau allowed the Chinese nationals to work in Canada’s most significant microbiology lab and whether the prime minister knew what they were doing.

Following the revelation, the New York Times reported that the House of Commons obtained reports of the two Chinese researchers.

“The hundreds of pages of reports about the two researchers Xiangguo Qiu and Keding Cheng, who were married and born in China, were released to the House of Commons late Wednesday after a national security review by a special parliamentary committee and a panel of three retired senior judges,” the newspaper wrote.

The Chinese nationals departed the lab in 2019 and were fired two years later.

Qui “had not disclosed formal agreements with Chinese agencies in which a Chinese institution agreed to pay substantial amounts of research money. It also agreed to pay her an annual salary of 210,000 Canadian dollars (about $155,000),” according to the report.

In other words, Qiu did not reveal her association with Chinese companies while working in a Canadian lab.

“The Canadian Security Intelligence Service also found that Dr. Qiu repeatedly misrepresented her ties to researchers and organizations in China, relationships it characterized as ‘close and clandestine,’” the New York Times reported.

Qiu was the head of Vaccine Development and Antiviral Therapies in the lab’s pathogen program. She repeatedly lied about her ties with multiple Chinese companies. Her secrecy was debunked when she appeared on a Chinese patent linked to vaccines for viruses, such as Ebola and Marburg.

“That revelation, in turn, suggested that the couple had engaged in several violations of security rules at the laboratory, portions of which are designed for work on the world’s most lethal microbes, including ones that could be used for biological warfare,” the paper wrote.