July 11, 2006

July 11, 2006: North Korea, China, AECL & Canada

Canada's shameful contribution to the North Korea missile crisis By Judi McLeod, July 7, 2006

[....] Canada’s then Liberal government granted North Korea diplomatic recognition in February 2001. [....]

In October 1995, Reid Morden was president of AECL when he helped the Privy Council put together a clandestine Candu contract with what was then and is now North Korea’s best friend, China. The same China that only [July 6, 06] resisted calls for tough action against North Korea’s missile, along with Russia at the emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.

[....] Premier Li Peng (AKA the "Butcher of Beijing"). Li Peng and former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, as well as AECL President Reid Morden, and his counterpart in the China Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), Jiang Xinxiong [....] have never made clear the precise nature of this second-phase agreement ... a commercial contract". [Trent University information -- scroll down]

[....] a former director of the Canadian Security & Intelligence Service (CSIS).

[....] Paul Volcker Independent Inquiry Commission into the Oil-for-Food scandal.

Morden recused himself of any involvement into the Maurice Strong/Tongsun Park relationship Oil-for-Food investigation because of what could be perceived as a possible conflict of interest. [....]


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