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A two-part series chronicles a recent Canadian intelligence scandal involving two scientists who were caught acting on behalf of China when transferring deadly virus samples and intellectual property from Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory to Chinese institutions. Series author Peter Shawn Taylor joined True North’s Andrew Lawton to discuss the leniency given to these scientists and whether Canada should adopt a tougher stance on espionage activities.

Part one of the series, “The Scientists Who Came in From the Cold: Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory Scandal,” can be read in full here.


  • Andrew Lawton

    A Canadian broadcaster and columnist, Andrew serves as a journalism fellow at True North and host of The Andrew Lawton Show.