Ottawa: Former governor general David Johnston on Tuesday appeared before a parliamentary committee. 

Speaking before the Procedure and House Affairs Committee, he said his integrity seems to have evaporated.

Johnston stood by his finding that claims of foreign meddling are best dealt with by holding public meetings starting next month, and not calling a full-blown public inquiry.

He said making secret information public would run the risk of breaching the trust of Canada’s security allies and endangering intelligence sources. 

The former governor general said he has clearly heard the disagreements and allegations about his integrity and independence.

Johnston said he will not be deterred from completing his work as special rapporteur, and will begin holding public meetings next month on foreign attempts to interfere in Canada’s elections. — Canadian Press   

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