Richard Fadden named national security adviser to Stephen Harper

The former head of Canada’s spy agency is bringing those skills to a new role in the government: national security adviser to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Richard Fadden was the director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service from 2009 to 2013 before being named deputy minister of National Defence, the top civil service role in the department, in May, 2013.

Fadden raised controversy in 2010 after telling CBC News that some provincial politicians had “developed quite an attachment to foreign countries.”

“There are several municipal politicians in British Columbia and in at least two provinces there are ministers of the Crown who we think are under at least the general influence of a foreign government,” Fadden said in the exclusive interview. He had previously named China as an aggressive recruiter in Canada.

h/t Gisele

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  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    “He had previously named China as an aggressive recruiter in Canada.”
    Well, we all know of Turdeau 2.0’s love of the brutal dictatorship, and in Vancouver, the treatment of the Falun Gong sure smells of kowtowing.

    • I hope he has the goods on Justin;)

      • Raymond Hietapakka

        ….safely buried, I’m sure…Turdeau likes their system. ULTIMATE in protection for the scammers and cronies…

    • I would like to see what he does about Chinese espionage.

  • ntt1

    This is kind of cheering, as a British Columbian I see the massive sales of bulk land to foreigners,I also hear of the disdain they show for local government,opting instead to hold information meetings with local tribes prior to talking with taxpayers. This guy sounds like he might be a bit more dialed in compared to the run of the mill bureaucrat.

    • That’s also like China’s MO in Africa

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      …bulk sales of land to foreigners, but you and I can’t even buy a 1-acre lot on a swamp to use as a vacation retreat.

  • Well JT loves China’s basic dictatorship, Kim Dong Wynne is a communist and BC is being sold to China while being over run by the Chinese.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    I have no confidence in any individual who rises to power in a system designed specifically around guv’t dick-sucking to get ahead….any nourishment this vegetable had, was steamed out of him on his rise to the top…