Foreign Interference Update

After nine years of Justin Trudeau, Canada’s democracy is under attack from hostile foreign states. In May, the Hogue Commission found that foreign interference had become so serious in the last two elections that it had “diminished the ability of some voters to cast an informed vote.”

In early June, we learned through a National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (NSICOP) report that an unknown number of Parliamentarians have been “semi-witting or witting participants in the efforts of foreign states to interfere in Canadian politics.” Conservatives believe that Canadians must learn the truth about these shocking allegations.

Unfortunately, Justin Trudeau’s government has failed to verify these findings or release the names of the Parliamentarians in question. This is unacceptable. It is imperative that, to maintain faith and trust in our democratic institutions and electoral process, the truth about these allegations is revealed. 

Given the situation, Conservatives have written a letter to both Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc and Commissioner Hogue requesting that the Hogue Commission issue a finding of fact for each case in the NSICOP report where a member of the House of Commons of Senate of Canada have knowingly participated in foreign interference. Specifically, the Commission must determine which Parliamentarians have knowingly helped foreign nations, and name them in a report to Parliament by October 1, 2024.

It is crucial that the Liberal Government provide full, unredacted information so they can independently access these accusations.

As Stephanie stated, “Canadians expect the Government of Canada to protect elections and democratic institutions from the coercive, clandestine and corrupt foreign interference threat activities of authoritarian states.”