Ottawa: The special rapporteur appointed to probe the matter of foreign interference in the elections has been asked by the MPs to testify before the parliamentary committee, which is examining the matter of foreign interference in the elections, by June 6.

Although the House of Commons is on holiday this week, a meeting of the Procedure and House Affairs Committee (PROC) was held on Thursday by opposition MPs. In this meeting, the Conservatives debated the issue of Johnston appearing before the panel and answering the questions of MPs.

MPs want to directly seek answers from Johnston pertaining to the recommendation made against a public inquiry into foreign interference in the elections.

Conservative MP Michael Barrett said, “It’s important that we take a closer look at conclusion made by Johnston.”

The Liberal Party has accused the opposition of politicising the matter. Liberal MP Bardish Chagger, who chairs the committee, said that the invitation has been accepted by Johnston with the intention of speaking to the MPs.

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