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CIC Prince George: China – The Magic Weapon Of Organized Crime
November 9, 2023 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am PST
An hour with Sam Cooper…
CIC Prince George is excited to launch a new program to support investigative journalism in Canada. We’re calling it our “Substack Speakers” program. Our inaugural speaker is Sam Cooper, who has unrelentenly shone light on the criminal underworld that has found Vancouver a welcoming home.
WHEN: NOVEMBER 9, 7:30 am to 8:30 am Pacific Time
WHERE: on ZOOM (unless you’re in Prince George, in which case it’s at the pub)
The CCP’s use of its United Front Work Department (UFWD) to interfere in other states has been called by General Secretary Xi himself, a “magic weapon.” The UFWD, along with the CCP’s intelligence arms, the MSS and MPS, and PLA intelligence, runs deep interference in other nations, and intelligence experts say the UFWD serves as a network to facilitate and hide intelligence actors and operators. What is less known, is that non-state transnational crime organizations are hidden and controlled within UF networks, and play what appears to be a role equal in importance to arms like the MSS, operating seamlessly with these state intelligence arms to fulfill CCP objectives.
The scale of the UF and its tentacles into Canadian politics is the central revelation of the PRC election interference story in Canada. What has not come out yet, is that organized crime is a central component of these UFWD networks and operations in Canada, neatly tying together CCP police stations, corruption operations targeting Canadian politicians, and underground financing operations involved in election interference. Our speaker, Sam Cooper, will discuss what can be shared and take questions on this information.
Sam Cooper is an award-winning investigative journalist and best-selling author, who has presented his anti-corruption findings to Canadian law enforcement agencies, officials in the Pentagon, financial and legal professionals, and academics. Cooper graduated with a degree in history, philosophy and English from the University of Toronto and a certificate in Journalism from Langara College, before reporting for The Province and Vancouver Sun in British Columbia, and Global News in Ottawa. He has won a number of awards for narrative reporting and his first book, Wilful Blindness, debuted as a #1-seller on Amazon, in Canada.