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Prime Minister Trudeau to appoint special envoy to fight foreign interference in Canadian affairs – Reuters

“We deeply believe in the values ​​of freedom, openness and dialogue. These values ​​are not shared by all governments in the world,” Trudeau said at a press conference Monday evening. Trudeau also announced the first steps in creating a register of foreign agents, as urged by former diplomats and lawmakers, reports the Guardian.

Meanwhile, members of an independent group set up to monitor possible threats to national elections told lawmakers last week that China’s interference efforts do not threaten Canada’s ability to hold free elections. and fair in 2021.

For his part, Canadian Conservative leader Pierre Poilivre said Trudeau would simply try to “sweep the matter under the rug” and warned he would “keep the process a secret”. “It’s a trick, and it’s a trap,” Poilivre said. However, none of Canada’s political leaders suggested that the election was influenced by foreign interference.

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