Webinar | Oh, Canada: The CCP’s Subversion of Our Northern Neighbor – and Us            



Oh, Canada:

The CCP’s Subversion of Our
Northern Neighbor – and Us

Insights About Elite-Capture and Influence Operations
on Both Sides of the Border

Thursday, March 21, 2023
1:00 -2:15 p.m. ET

Recent revelations by former Canadian intelligence officers indicate that, in the 1990s, American counterparts raised alarms about the Chinese Communist Party’s penetration and “capture” of governmental and private sector elites in Canada posing a threat to both countries. A U.S. initiative code-named “Project Dragon Lord” and a Canadian one called “Sidewinder” were ignored, allowing the CCP threat to metastasize dramatically to the profound detriment of the national security north and south of the border.

The insights being offered into the extent of the “elite capture,” election interference, transnational criminal activity, corruption and subversion in a key allied nation affords a profoundly important case study of the CCP’s “unrestricted warfare” that has, if anything, taken an even greater toll in the United States. The intensifying debate in Canada about the harm done to date, both that now in evidence and that yet to be fully revealed, makes plain the need for a similar and comprehensive damage-assessment in this country, as well.

The next Committee on the Present Danger: China webinar will take stock of what we can learn from the CCP United Front Work Department’s successes in Canada and the corrective actions required on the part of both of these “Five-Eyes” partners to root out enemies within and secure their democratic polities. The webinar will occur from 1-2:15 p.m. ET today.


Frank Gaffney, Founder and Executive Chairman, Center for Security Policy; Vice Chairman, Committee on the Present Danger: China


Jan Jekeliek, Senior Editor, Epoch Times and host of its “American Thought Leaders” program –  Topic: “The Chinese Communist Party’s ‘Magic Weapon’ – The United Front Work Department and Its Ominous Successes”
Michel Juneau-Katsuya, Former Chief of Canadian Intelligence (CSIS), Asia-Pacific Division –  Topic: “Warnings Ignored, Canada and the United States Imperiled” (via video)
Charles “Sam” Faddis, Former Career Clandestine Service Officer, Central Intelligence Agency; Army veteran; author, The Decline and Fall of the CIA; editor, AndMagazine.com at Substack – Topic: “The CCP’s Toxic Tradecraft for Subverting Countries – What We Must Do to Counter It”
Scott McGregor, Veteran of Canada’s Army, Navy and Air Force; former intelligence officer, Royal Canadian Mounted Police; co-author, The Mosaic Effect: How the Chinese Communist Party Started a Hybrid War in America’s Backyard – Topic: “Why the CCP’s Hybrid Warfare is Succeeding and the Implications for North American Security” (via video)
Christine Douglass-Williams Nine-time international award-winning journalist; former Director, Canadian Race Relations Foundation; author, “The Challenge of Modernizing Islam,” regular writer, Jihad Watch; Contributing Editor, “Frontpage Magazine” – Topic: “Assessing the Trudeau and Biden Governments’ Exposure to the CCP’s Unrestricted Warfare”


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