The former head of Canadian Spy Agency Arthur Porter, a prominent resident of Bahamas said that he won't be able to travel to Canada to face a corruption charge as he is suffering from cancer.
Quebec police this week issued an arrest warrant against the former head of the Canadian spay agency, CSIS.
Porter is one of the five people that the Quebec anti-corruption squad wanted to question in regard to the construction contracts for McGill University's new $ 1,000,000 mega-hospital.
Saying that he won't be able to travel due to illness, Arthur Porter said the Canadian police forces are welcome to visit him for investigation.
"I don't want them to think I would chicken out on anything," Associated Press quoted Porter as saying.
"So if they want to come here, absolutely no problem."
Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed him as the head of the spy agency in 2008 and eventually he became the chairman of Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).
Following allegation, Harper was trying to distance himself from the former head of the spy agency.
Porter formally resigned from the job in 2011 and moved to Bahamas.
According to the spokeswoman for the Canadian police branch, Anne Frederick Laurence, Canadian federal government was talking with the Bahamas government regarding the interrogation of Arthur Porter.
"Canada and the Bahamas are talking," the spokeswoman told Associated Press.
The other four are former SNC Lavalin senior executives Pierre Duhaime, Yanai Elbaz, Riadh Ben Aissa and Jeremy Morris and all of them were in the list of wanted for fraud and falsification of documents.
Porter was the Chief Executive Officer of the university health centre where the financial mismanagement took place.
Liberal leader Bob Rae criticized the Canadian prime minister for appointing Porter as head of the spy agency.
"If you are a member of this committee, you have access to a lot of information that is of high security that you can not reveal to anyone at any time. It is important to know exactly how the name of Mr. Porter arrived to the office of Mr. Harper," said the liberal leader, according to the paper.
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