The RCMP have arrested a Waterdown man in an alleged plot to sell classified information to China.
Police allege 53-year-old Qing Quentin Huang was trying to sell classified information to the Chinese involving Canada’s shipbuilding procurement strategy.
RCMP Chief Superintendent Jennifer Strachan says the man is charged with communicating with a foreign entity under the Security of Information Act.
Strachan says sharing of information in these cases could give a foreign country a military or competitive advantage by knowing the specifications of vessels responsible for protecting Canadian sovereignty.
She says police first learned of the case on Thursday and were able to act swiftly, making an arrest Saturday.
Strachan says police believe there is no great damage to Canada’s security.
The man appeared in court today and will be back in court on Wednesday for a bail hearing.