Former Liberal Candidate Calls For Liberal Party To Be Investigated For CCP Interference

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on March 24, 2023

Former Liberal Party candidate turned Independent MP Kevin Vuong recently debated representatives of his former party, demanding that a special prosecutor investigate the Liberal Party itself to uncover potential connections to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) interference network in Canada. 

For a little background:

Vuong was listed on the ballot in the federal Toronto riding of Spadina-Fort York as a Liberal during the 2021 election and was elected under the banner, but was not allowed to sit in the Liberal Party’s caucus. 

This was due to a smear campaign launched against Vuong based on an old sexual assault charge that was dropped against him due to a lack of evidence/merit. Regardless, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared that because Vuong could not be removed from the 2021 ballot, he would not be allowed to sit as a Liberal in Parliament.

The reason the media and Liberal political establishment so readily attempted to squash Vuong’s candidacy seems to be tied up with his anti-communist views, and potential issues former Liberal MP Han Dong had with Vuong running for the federal Spadina-Fort York riding, which sat overtop of Dong’s old provincial riding. 

Liberal Party CCP Ties:

Now the path MP Kevin Vuong is trying to go down in Parliament regarding the CCP interference scandal is both unique and focuses on the root cause of the scandal. Corruption within political parties, in this case, the Liberal Party of Canada. 

Vuong got into a debate with the Liberal MP from Kingston and the Islands, Mark Gerretsen, where Vuong pointed out that the “special rapporteur” appointed by Justin Trudeau to investigate CCP interference, and any public inquiry, would be useless without the investigator being able to probe the Liberal Party itself. 

(Context: Keving Vuong was delivered on the night of March 22, 2023, which was before the House voted for a public inquiry on March 23, 20223)

At one point Vuong stated:

How can the government ignore shady and undeclared financial contributors and buses of instant, ‘just add water’, Liberal nomination supporters, and paid volunteers to assist China’s chosen candidates to get nominated and elected to all levels of government?

The goals of foreign operatives are simple. Infiltrate political parties and assist selected candidates to obtain elected positions from which they can support Beijing’s interests, and two to defeat opposition nomination candidates and or elected representatives who were not favourable to Communist China and prevent them from being elected.

Kevin Vuong is exactly correct that often interference from Communist China does not take place in general elections, and it’s the party nominations that are the biggest issue. Nomination races have small numbers of voters involved, and in safe ridings, if foreign actors can help a nomination candidate favourable to their goals win the dominant party’s nomination, then it will be extremely difficult to ever remove them from office. 

This is why the CCP seems so embedded in the Liberal Party in Toronto and Vancouver. The Chinese population in both cities lives mainly in urban ridings that are dominated by the Liberal Party. CCP actors can bully, bribe, or misdirect Chinese voters into helping elect CCP-friendly nomination candidates and thereby occupy a safe seat in Parliament from which to influence Canadian foreign policy. 

Canadian Alliance of Chinese Associations (Alleged CCP front group)

It should bed noted that in response to Kevin Vuong, Mark Garretsen could only tell him to “educate himself” and waffle on about ineffective measures the Liberals have taken to crack down on illicit political financing. 

Vuong slaps back at Garretsen pretending the Liberal government is already doing enough to combat foreign interference by challenging him to back a full public investigation into the Liberal Party. Vuong also made a quip about Garretsen towing the CCP Party line, which Mark Garretsen responded to by implying he wanted to physically fight Vuong. 

Garretsen’s idiotic response is all the more reason to be suspicious of the Liberal Party’s potential associations with Chinese Communist Party actors in Canada. 

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

2 responses to “Former Liberal Candidate Calls For Liberal Party To Be Investigated For CCP Interference”

  1. Roy says:

    join the PPC

  2. Ellen says:

    Of course every MP should be investigated for Chinese interference.