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Canadian MP’s flirty e-mails made public

By J. Michael Cole  /  Staff Reporter

While it has yet to be determined whether Dechert was the target of a “honey trap,” the Chinese intelligence apparatus has a long tradition of using attractive women to compromise or blackmail government officials, business leaders and individuals in the arms industry.

In an interview last year, Canadian Security Intelligence Service Director Richard Fadden said at least two Canadian Cabinet ministers at the provincial level, as well as a number of other government officials were “under the control” of foreign intelligence agencies.

While he did not specify any countries, it was widely understood that Fadden was referring to China.

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