Friday, December 3, 2021

Liberals hatch another scam to placate Conservatives over Winnipeg Lab documents


Liberals hatch another scam to placate Conservatives over Winnipeg Lab documents

The Liberals have finally started implementing their strategy to make sure the Winnipeg Lab documents remain hidden from the public forever: they plan on handing the documents over to a handpicked, 'bipartisan' panel and special committee, which will undoubtedly choose not to release them in full.

The strategy was revealed yesterday when House Leader Mark Holland announced the creation of a special committee made up of MPs from the Liberal, Conservative, and NDP parties.

"We believe this proposal constitutes a good-faith effort by the government to resolve this matter responsibly," Holland said. "It recognizes the role of the House of Commons to do its work, and it also recognizes the government's obligation to protect Canadians from the harm that could occur from the release of sensitive national security information."

According to Holland, a panel of three former senior judges would subsequently determine whether the documents would be made public after nearly a year of hiding them… And I think we all know what Trudeau and friends' handpicked panel will decide.

"The panel of arbiters agreed upon by all parties would make a binding determination regarding how that information could be made available to Members of Parliament and to the public, without compromising national security, national defence or international relations," Holland continued. "This could occur by redactions, writing of summaries or a full or partial release of the material."

The significance of the Winnipeg Biolab coverup cannot be understated, as it suggests the leaking of the most sensitive virology research from our only Level 4 laboratory to potential Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Agents who easily infiltrated the lab. Moreover, this leak likely contributed to the pandemic currently being used to justify removing the rights and freedoms of Canadians and humanity at large.

As The Counter Signal wrote earlier this year, the Winnipeg Biolab case began in July 2019, when two Chinese scientists working at the National Microbiology Laboratory were suddenly and without explanation thrown out of the laboratory and stripped of their security clearance. They were formally fired in January 2020, only months before COVID-19 arrived on Canadian shores.

It was subsequently revealed that scientists Xiangguo Qiu and her husband, Keding Cheng, may have leaked data to the CCP — and specifically to the infamous Wuhan virology lab — as part of a long-term espionage mission in Canada's only Level 4 laboratory.

"It appears that what you might well call Chinese agents infiltrated one of the highest prized national security elements when it comes to biosecurity and biodefence," Christian Leuprecht, a security expert and professor at the Royal Military College and Queen's University, stated in June.

Moreover, Leuprecht believes that the RCMP has not charged the scientists because the government may be covering for more significant security issues, including allies' roles in the overall investigation.

"This would also explain why you haven't charged them, because once you charge them, then eventually you have to put people on trial. And when you put people on trial, then you have to disclose the evidence that you have. So, the government might quite intentionally be trying to keep this sort of relatively below the radar as much as it can," he said.

Following the two scientists' firings, the Trudeau government refused to comply with House of Commons orders to produce unredacted documents related to firing the two Winnipeg lab scientists for the special Commons committee on Canada-China relations to review.

Opposition leaders subsequently fought this decision, but just when some ground was being made, Trudeau called a snap election, dissolving both government and, effectively, the order to produce the documents.

During the question-and-answer segment following the English Language debate, reporter Keean Bexte finally had the chance to grill Trudeau over the coverup.

"Mr. Trudeau," Bexte began, "there has been some speculation that this poorly timed election has been called in part so that you can stop parliament, the former parliament, from procuring documents that they're constitutionally allowed to have in regards to the Communist Party of China infiltrating the Winnipeg Lab that you are in control of — that you're responsible for."

"So, I want to know is it in Canada's national interest that you're protecting those documents? Is it in China's national interest that you're protecting those documents? Is it in your personal political interest that you're protecting those documents," asked Bexte.

"What are you trying to hide from not just Canadians but the world?"

Trudeau did not give a straight answer, plunging right into the usual political word salad drivel that could mean anything at any time.

"I think Canadians understand how important it is to protect national security and to ensure that parliamentarians can oversee the work of our national security agencies," Trudeau responded.

"That's why as a commitment we made in 2015," Trudeau continued, "we moved forward with something that Conservatives had always resisted: oversight by parliamentarians over our national security agencies."

"And the national security and intelligence agency — of uh, uh, — sorry, Committee of Parliamentarians actually works," Trudeau said, stumbling over his words. "And we granted them full access to all the highly secure documents so as they could see the decisions that our security professionals took and not put at risk the national security of Canada."

"Parliamentarians need to be able to do their work, which we have enabled, while we protect Canada's national security from China and from others," Trudeau concluded, despite not addressing Bexte's fundamental question. 

Though this response may seem perfectly reasonable, it is incredibly misleading.

Every MP does not have access to the unredacted documents; instead, they first need to get a top-level security clearance, need to go through the Committee, and be bound to secrecy — so that they cannot inform the public of the document's contents — before they get anywhere near the truth of what happened.

In reality, Trudeau's response was a total non-answer.

To this day, MPs and private citizens are still fighting to see and disseminate the documents related to the Winnipeg Biolab leak. And unfortunately, this new strategy will likely solidify the memory holing of the documents, resulting in a highly censored, partial release of the documents or a total suppression.

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