RCMP arrest Hydro-Quebec employee who allegedly sent secrets to China

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MONTREAL — The RCMP has announced that it has arrested a Hydro-Quebec employee in the Montreal area who allegedly sent trade secrets to China.

Yuesheng Wang, 35, will appear in court in Longueuil, Que., on Tuesday to face charges of obtaining trade secrets, using a computer without authorization, fraud and breach of trust by an agent audience.

The force says its national security enforcement team opened an investigation in August after receiving a complaint from Hydro-Quebec’s corporate security directorate.

Wang, a resident of Candiac, Quebec, south of Montreal, allegedly had access to the relevant information as part of his job at the provincial utility.

The RCMP says the province-owned company is critical infrastructure and a strategic interest to be protected.

The force says foreign interference has become a priority for law enforcement, adding that it works with at-risk sectors to improve Canada’s response and resilience.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on November 14, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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