Saturday, October 28, 2023

Canada Addressed Election Interference Intelligence: Report


Canadian conservatives are calling for a public inquiry after a report by a special rapporteur found no evidence that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government ignored evidence of Chinese meddling in Canadian elections and policy. The report, which was based on leaked intelligence reports, alleged that Beijing sought to influence Canadian politics. However, the rapporteur, David Johnston, found that the leaks were based on “limited and partial intelligence” or false information. Johnston also recommended against a public inquiry, stating that it would prolong the process and most of it would necessarily be secret due to the classified nature of the information. Instead, he will hold public hearings on the issue over the next five months.

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