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Government Operations committee  That's why I said you have to weigh our obligations to the WTO against our obligations to the national security of Canada. That's the first point. The second point is that you're going to find that a lot of other countries are in the same boat, and we could be spurring some crea

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

David Mulroney

Government Operations committee  We most definitely are, and we've been slower to recognize it but we're facing the same techniques: elite capture, penetration of universities, diaspora communities, media that's happening in Australia.

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

David Mulroney

Government Operations committee  I've written that one thing we should copy is the Australian foreign influence measures that look at people who are acting on behalf of other states or state-controlled actors and make it an offence not to disclose who is paying you to say things, who is paying you to do things i

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

David Mulroney

Government Operations committee  It's still early days with the Australian one but we're seeing that it has some bite and some effect and, as Professor Burton has mentioned, it certainly got the attention of the Chinese. What I think is important is it makes explicit what should be explicit anyway, that if you'

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

David Mulroney

Government Operations committee  Yes. In the security sector, we should not allow Chinese companies, for example, to compete, and I wouldn't let Russian companies compete. We need to think seriously about where the risk is coming from. I think Professor Burton said earlier that this country-agnostic view is unre

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

David Mulroney

Government Operations committee  It could do so by cross-referencing the technology related. Also, any technology coming from a country like China that could make us vulnerable and that could harvest information about Canadians or about our foreign guests would be off the list. That's certainly not impossible.

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

David Mulroney

Government Operations committee  That's why I talked about creating new structures. We might have to look at this in a new way, but we've had two years of daily focus on the risks posed by China, and we haven't done it yet. I think we should get down to figuring out just what that would look like. The result wou

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

David Mulroney

Government Operations committee  It has to come clearly and unequivocally from the top, and that is the Prime Minister. It's not even just the foreign ministry, because the fact that we have this.... If you listen to the testimony about the procurement, you'll see that even Global Affairs doesn't have the voice

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

David Mulroney

Government Operations committee  If I recall, what followed in the wake of that was a new policy on acquisitions by state-owned enterprises, but I'm not qualified to talk about the.... I wasn't involved in the Nexen review itself. However, we saw an evolution in policy, and certainly that evolution in policy has

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

David Mulroney

Government Operations committee  I think the policy we have that looks at net benefit to Canada and, again, looks at our national security interests should be sufficient. I also think.... I've said this about foreign investment, foreign investment by many sources. We've seen major multinational financial insti

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

David Mulroney

Government Operations committee  I wrote a book about this back in 2015, and I talked about my darkening view of China. I said that I thought that up until about 2009 China was still using the rhetoric of international co-operation and collaboration. With the economic crisis and its success in getting through it

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

David Mulroney

Government Operations committee  There are other threats to our national security, but in my view—and you might want to ask Mr. Elcock about this—China is far and away the greatest threat.

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

David Mulroney

Government Operations committee  I'm guessing you mean me. It's Mulroney. Manley is the other guy. There's another Mulroney, too, but I'm the guy you have today.

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

David Mulroney

Government Operations committee  No problem. I think there are things that come up. We see officials, with justification, talking about government procurement and regulations within the WTO, and there may be other contracting issues. With respect, this is sometimes the last refuge of the bureaucracy when it doe

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

David Mulroney

Government Operations committee  Maybe you'll explain later what you mean by “red-baiting”, because I certainly didn't engage in that—

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

David Mulroney