Canada PM 'very concerned' about spying report
TORONTO (AP) - Canada's prime minister said on 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".
Brazil Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo summoned the Canadian ambassador in the capital, Brasilia, to "transmit the indignation of the Brazilian government and demand explanations", the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday that followed the revelations that aired on Sunday night on Brazil's Globo network.