No intelligence briefing on China’s interference in elections: Trudeau

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he had never been told that Canadian election candidates were influenced by funding from the Chinese government.

A Global News report earlier this month said Trudeau was described last January as China seeking to interfere in Canadian politics, including funding at least 11 candidates in the 2019 federal elections. It cited an anonymous source who claimed that

The Liberal Party was smitten in the House of Representatives this week by opposition lawmakers, demanding to know who the candidate is and what Canada is doing about interference.

Speaking from Tunisia today, which concludes a 10-day trip through Asia and Africa, Trudeau said he was never briefed by security or intelligence officials about China funding candidates. rice field.

He says he learned about the allegations when Global News reported it.

Trudeau said he had instructed security officials to investigate the report and provide as much information as possible to a House of Commons committee currently investigating the allegations.

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