Source: X

Quebec’s branch of the RCMP has launched an awareness campaign and is seeking public assistance to fight foreign interference by the Chinese Communist Party.

The Quebec RCMP urged anyone who has been a victim of threats, harassment, or intimidation by Chinese government officials to report it anonymously, in a post to X.

“We are actively investigating allegations of criminal activities related to Chinese foreign interference in Quebec. Report any form of threats, harassment, or intimidation anonymously from the Chinese Communist Party,” wrote the RCMP.

A campaign video was posted to the RCMP’s social media accounts on YouTube, X, Facebook, and Instagram.

Some of the videos’ accompanying text was posted in English, Chinese, and French. However, each video contains audio only in Chinese. 

“RCMP officers, supported by officers from the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal and the Service de police de l’agglomération de Longueuil, will be present to meet with community members at various locations in Montréal and Longueuil,” said the RCMP in a press release.

The meetings will take place on Wednesday between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. The location is undisclosed, but the RCMP said it can be provided upon request.

The call for action follows a parliamentary report that warned elected Canadian officials were helping foreign state actors engage in political interference, notably working on behalf of India and the Chinese Communist Party.

The report also indicated that China paid some Canadian media executives and journalists to work on its behalf.

The Liberals previously provided nearly $200,000 in federal funding to a Quebec charity being investigated for hosting a Chinese police station.

The human rights group Safeguard Defenders initially reported that more than 100 police stations in over 50 countries were attempting to coerce Chinese citizens to return to China to face charges.

This discovery followed a Hydro-Quebec researcher who was arrested for allegedly spying on Canada for the Chinese Communist Party.

After initially claiming that the RCMP had shut down all the Chinese police stations in Canada, Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino admitted there could be more operating in the country.

For the new public campaign in Quebec, the RCMP said that criminal activity can be reported online or by phone.