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OTTAWA (LifeSiteNews) – A former spy shockingly revealed there are many Canadian politicians “at all levels” of government who are known to be in the pocketbooks of some foreign governments.

According to Blacklock’s Reporter, Michel Juneau-Katsuya, who is a former chief of the Asia-Pacific desk at Canada’s spy agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, told the House of Commons ethics committee on Tuesday that they have had “to monitor parliamentarians.”

“There are elected officials at all levels whether it’s municipal, provincial or federal who are being paid by foreign governments and who are not necessarily acting in the interests of Canada,” Juneau-Katsuya said.

Juneau-Katsuya would not say which countries in specific were involved. However, China has been called out in the past for conducting secret operations in Canada.

As noted by Blacklock’s Reporter, in June 2021, Canada’s cabinet to a committee “warned Chinese authorities against interference activities.”

“The Government of Canada is aware foreign states including the People’s Republic of China or its proxies may attempt to harass, threaten and intimidate Canadians, persons residing in Canada or their families in Canada or abroad, particularly Chinese diaspora or ethno-cultural communities,” the committee submission noted.

Despite this, Juneau-Katsuya did reveal, however, that payouts to politicians are “still happening.”

“Foreign agents try to recruit elected officials,” Juneau-Katsuya said. “It’s fairly easy because elected officials don’t necessarily listen to security guidelines to protect themselves.”

MPs flabbergasted at alleged payoff allegations

During Tuesday’s ethics committee meeting, Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) MP James Bezan said he was “dumbfounded” by Juneau-Katsuya’s revelations.

CPC MP Jasraj Singh Hallan asked Juneau-Katsuya, “How many in your experience have been monitored?”

To this, Juneau-Katsuya replied that he cannot give a “definite number considering the fact” the work is done on a “need-to-know basis.”

“What we know for sure is we have various foreign countries that succeeded in recruiting elected officials – again, municipal, provincial or federal – and were capable of influencing this way,” Juneau-Katsuya said.

He also noted how when a cabinet minister goes off and works for a foreign company at the end of their term, this “works directly against national security and the national interests of Canada.”

“There’s a certain concern when some people leave public office for what they’ve done during the public office and what they do after,” Juneau-Katsuya noted.

Despite the news of payouts of Canadian politicians by foreign governments, Canada has no federal law in place that orders one to disclose foreign agents paying money to lobby an elected official.

There is, however, a bill before Canada’s Senate, Senate S-237, titled “An Act To Establish The Foreign Influence Registry and to amend the Criminal Code.”

If passed, this law would make it so all federal lobbyists who are in the pay of a “foreign government, an individual or entity related to a foreign government” have to disclose any payments as well as names of clients.

Failure to comply would result in a $200,000 fine along with a two-year jail term.

Last month, LifeSiteNews reported that an analysis conducted by a federal research unit showed the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) may have tried to influence the outcome of the Canadian 2021 federal election through the spread of disinformation about the Conservative Party of Canada.