Espionage

Canadian PM Concerned About Reports Country Spied on Brazil

What, no blaming the messenger or defending it in knee-jerk reaction? How odd.

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Canada's prime minister said Tuesday he's "very concerned" about allegations that his country's spies targeted Brazilian officials and his officials are working to repair the damage.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said industrial espionage appears to be behind the alleged spying of the country's Mines and Energy Ministry. Canadian companies have large mining interest across the globe, including in Brazil.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said his officials are "reaching out very proactively" to Brazilian counterparts. Harper said he could not comment further on "national security operations."