In this episode, MLI Munk Senior Fellow Shuvaloy Majumdar is joined once again by the venerable Ward Elcock, one of Canada most decorated public servants and a leading national security expert.

The two discuss recent developments in Canada’s relationship to China, an issue now receiving unprecedented global attention in the wake of Canada's arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. The conversation locates this event in the broader context of China’s role as a rising power and the increasingly salient question of just how Canada ought to engage a country that is a key trading partner but no ally.

A distinguished public servant of over 40 years, Ward Elcock served as the Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) for over a decade (1994-2004) as well as in many senior advisory capacities to the Privy Council Office on matters of intelligence and national security.

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