Ottawa: Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc says the public inquiry into foreign interference in Canada’s affairs will study allegations related to the 2019 and 2021 federal elections.
Quebec Court of Appeal Justice Marie-Josee Hogue (UGG) will lead the inquiry and report by the end of next year.
In May, the government confirmed a media report that Canada’s spy agency detected a plot by China in 2021 to intimidate Conservative MP Michael Chong and his relatives in Hong Kong.
LeBlanc says a national public inquiry into foreign meddling in Canada’s affairs will examine allegations of interference by China, Russia and other foreign states and non-state actors.
LeBlanc, who is also the minister for democratic institutions, says the inquiry will study allegations related to the 2019 and 2021 federal elections and report by the end of next year. — Canadian Press