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Major Parties’ Election Platforms Need More Focus on Beijing’s Influence to Reflect Canadians’ Concerns: Experts

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The 2021 election platforms released by the major federal parties have not adequately addressed the threat the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) poses toward Canada, reflecting a lack of understanding of CCP’s true nature and aggression, experts warn. In a virtual press conference held Sept.8, experts urged the next federal government to take a more hardline approach towards China in order to better reflect the wishes of the majority of Canadians. A recent Nanos Research survey (pdf) found that two-thirds of Canadians want the federal government to be “more forceful” in its relations with China. Gloria Fung, president of Canada-Hong Kong Link, said the Conservative Party platform offers the most comprehensive discussion on foreign policy and national security issues related to defending Canada against CCP interference. The Liberals’ platform has a brief description on “combatting authoritarianism and foreign interference,” while there haven’t been any China-related policy announcements from the People’s Party …

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