Bloomberg: Trudeau Orders Review of Alleged Chinese Election Interference
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yielded to pressure over allegations China interfered in Canada’s elections, appointing a special investigator to study the matter.
“Upholding confidence in our democratic process in our elections, in our institutions, is of utmost importance,” the prime minister told reporters Monday evening in Ottawa.
The “independent special rapporteur” will have a wide mandate and make recommendations on fighting foreign meddling, he added.
The issue will also be studied by a group of lawmakers cleared to see top-secret intelligence, Trudeau said.
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WNU Editor: This is my take also …. Trudeau goes from standstill to ‘panic mode’ on Chinese interference (Don Martin, CTV News). According to all polls three-quarters of Canadians want answers, including this blogger who is also a Canadian.
Update: All of this news first started from an intelligence leak. Not surprising, the Trudeau government, deeply embarrassed by all of these revelations, want to know who the leaker is …. RCMP investigating leaks alleging foreign election interference (CTV News).
Canada To Probe Reports Of Chinese Election Interference
Trudeau lays out multipronged foreign interference probes but no inquiry — yet — Global News
Trudeau orders new probes into alleged election interference by China — Reuters
Canada to probe alleged Chinese election interference — DW
Canada roiled by leaked intelligence reports of Chinese election ‘meddling’ — The Guardian
Canada’s Trudeau opens investigation into China election meddling — FOX News
Canada’s Trudeau to probe alleged Chinese election interference — France 24
For the Liberals’ sake (and democracy) Trudeau needs clearer answers on foreign interference — CBC