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The Harper government has just learned that the future headquarters of National Defense and the armed forces is plugged with electronic spy bugs placed there by Chinese spies there years ago when it was still a big Nortel industrial complex.
The devices are hidden in the walls, the ceilings and even in the heating system. It could take years to find them all and the estimated cost to find every one of them is three-quarters of billion bucks!
The former head of our Canadian spy agency Richard Fadden lost his CSIS job last spring after he announced publicly that Chinese computer hackers had been spying on our politicians. Now we find out he was bang on.
Back in the days when the spy bugs went in, it was all about getting Nortel industrial secrets, not military secrets.
Only now are we finding out.
Despite contrary advice from electronic security experts -- and ironically – even the new Minister of National Defence, Peter MacKay, the Harper government went ahead and bought the entire Nortel complex for a pitance to house the Defense department.