How 2 scientists at a high-security lab triggered a national security scandal

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A high-security lab. Ebola. A mysterious package. The Chinese military.

The release earlier this week of hundreds of documents related to the dismissal of two scientists — Dr. Xiangguo Qiu and her husband Keding Cheng — has pulled back the curtain on an explosive national security probe at the Winnipeg-based National Microbiology Lab, part of the Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health (CSCHAH).

The investigation — and the fight to make information about the investigation public — took years.

How it started

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According to Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) documents, the agency’s National Security Management Division was advised in September 2018 that Qiu had been listed as the inventor on a Chinese patent

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