Chinese consulate in Vancouver rejects claims it interfered in federal election in B.C.
The Chinese consulate in Vancouver has denied it played any role in the election victory of two federal Liberal MPs in the 2021 election campaign.
Last week, The Globe and Mail, citing classified Canadian Security Intelligence Service records, reported that China worked to help ensure a Liberal minority victory in the 2021 general election as well as defeat politicians considered unfriendly to Beijing.
In particular, those records noted China’s former consul general in Vancouver, Tong Xiaoling, boasted in 2021 about how she helped defeat two Conservative MPs, Kenny Chiu in Steveston Richmond-East, which was won by Liberal Candidate Parm Bains, and longtime Richmond Centre MP Alice Wong, who lost to Liberal candidate Wilson Miao.
Chiu subsequently told Postmedia News that he wasn’t surprised by the claim that the 2021 election campaign that unseated him was subject to covert interference from China’s former consul in Vancouver.
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