Legault says no foreign meddling in Quebec election, amid China allegations


By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 3, 2023 11:51 am 6:12 Liberal MP allegedly tied to Chinese interference: sources Intelligence sources tell Global News that investigators have been tracking Ontario Liberal MP Han Dong since the summer of 2019, and say he is one of 11 Toronto-area riding candidates believed to be supported by the Chinese government in the lead up to the 2019 Canadian federal election. Mackenzie Gray explains how Dong is allegedly affiliated in China’s election interference networks, and how the Prime Minister’s Office is responding to the claims. Plus, Sam Cooper explains why the Chinese Communist Party may have had its eye on the Ontario MP. Quebec Premier François Legault says there was no foreign meddling during last October’s provincial election. Legault’s comments are in reaction to media reports — citing unnamed security sources and leaked intelligence — alleging China interfered in the 2019 and 2021 federal elections.The Quebec premier told reporters Thursday he has had no indication there was foreign interference in the fall provincial campaign, which brought his party to power with a second consecutive majority mandate. Trending Now Legault, however, did not say where he got that information or whether his government had carried out any checks.The Globe and Mail newspaper, citing classified CSIS records, recently reported that China worked to help ensure a Liberal minority victory in the 2021 general election as well as defeat Conservative politicians considered unfriendly to Beijing. Story continues below advertisement The federal Conservatives, Bloc Québécois and NDP want a public inquiry into allegations of foreign interference in Canada’s democratic system — despite assurances by the country’s security agencies that China’s meddling attempts did not affect electoral integrity. &copy 2023 The Canadian Press Sponsored content Flyers

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