Global Affairs official says giving Meng Wanzhou CSIS documents could hurt Canada

Article Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/meng-wanzhou-extradition-csis-federal-court-1.5645672

Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

The director general for Global Affairs Canada in South Asia says disclosing sensitive information from CSIS to Meng Wanzhou as part of her battle against extradition could risk Canadian lives, further damage Chinese-Canadian relations and even compromise the fight against COVID-19. David Hartman warned against giving the Huawei executive’s lawyers unredacted copies of documents from Canada’s spy agency in an affidavit sworn as part of a proceeding that will be heard in federal court later this month. The affidavit was filed in late June in support of the attorney general, who is fighting to keep from public view communication about Meng’s arrest between CSIS and the FBI.