the doubts to Canada towards the Asian giant has achieved after the premier, Justin TrudeauOn Monday, has announced a set of actions to clarify the possibility Chinese intervention in the 2019 and 2021 federal elections.
He explained that the measures include the appointment in the coming days of an independent special rapporteur, who must “formulate expert recommendations on protecting our democracy.” Trudeau.
The prime minister added that he had also assigned two committees to investigate the allegations foreign intervention.
Opposition parties are calling for a Independent public investigation For several days, following Canadian media releases based on intelligence reports.
One of the Special Rapporteur’s first tasks will be to advise the government on Steps to followincluding a possible public investigation.
“Whether it is an investigation or a judicial review, we will abide by their recommendations,” he said. Trudeauwho described the interference complaints as “serious” And “worrying».
Trudeau It tasked members of the Parliament’s National Security Committee with investigating the allegations again, after it submitted a report in 2019 recommending the government do more.
Any attack or attempted attack on our democracy is unacceptable.Prime Minister of Canada
He declared that “any attack or attempted assault on our democracy is unacceptable.” Trudeau Noting that “the Chinese government and other systems such as Iran also Russia They tried to interfere not only with our democracy but with our country in general.” «Not a new problem“, he added.
In recent weeks, Canadian media have published articles based on leaks from intelligence services about alleged attempts Beijing to step in Federal elections of 2019 and 2021through covert financing or involvement in the campaign of some candidates.
The Chinese authorities “strongly” condemned these allegations, considering them “.defamatory». An independent report last week claimed that there were attempts to interfere, but they did not affect the outcome of the elections.