CSIS said to be probing financial links between First Nations, China


National Post | News

CALGARY — Canadian intelligence services appear to have probed financial links between First Nations groups and Chinese companies as scrutiny continues to mount on China’s interest in this country’s natural resources sector.

This week, Chinese oil company CNOOC Ltd. announced a $15-billion takeover bid for Calgary-based Nexen, a proposal that will have to pass scrutiny under the Canada Investment Act. The deal seems to be raising warning flags among politicians who fear the energy-hungry superpower’s influence in Canada’s oil patch.

But scrutiny of China’s investment reach appears to stretch back several years.

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Vancouver-based lawyer Merle Alexander said he was approached by Canadian Security Intelligence Service agents twice, in 2010 and in 2011, after presenting seminars on a memorandum of understanding signed between the Kaska Nation and Silvercorp., a B.C. company with Chinese links.

What’s interesting is the new interest and concern about foreign investment that seems to be turned…

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