The Trudeau government awarded a $6.8 million contract to Nuctech Company Ltd. in 2020 to supply security equipment for 170 embassies, consulates and high commissions worldwide. The company had been blacklisted as a U.S. supplier since 2014. The son of former General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Hu Jintao, founded the company.

Canada did not perform a security check in advance, reported Blacklock’s Reporter. The foreign affairs department “did not believe a security clearance was necessary,” an internal memo said at the time.


So this is for security scanners at Canadian Embassies around the world — which is worse – not doing a security check on the maker of the security devices OR hiring a company that’s been banned by Canada’s biggest, most important and closest ally?