QUEBEC JUSTICE NAMED TO HEAD PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO FOREIGN INTERFERENCE
Sep 07, 2023
By Bob Komsic
All federal parties have agreed on who will head the public inquiry into foreign interference allegations in this country’s affairs.
The government’s announced it’s Quebec Court of Appeal Justice Marie-Josee Hogue.
Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc says the she will examine and assess interference by China, Russia, and other foreign states and non-state actors, including any potential impacts to confirm the integrity of and impacts on the 2019 and 2021 elections at the national and electoral district levels.
Justice Houge begins her work September 18.
An interim report’s expected by the end of next February with her final one scheduled for the end of December next year.
Tory House Leader Andrew Scheer says the party will be ”watching like hawks” to make sure Canadians get answers.
Former governor-general David Johnston was initially named to determine if an inquiry was needed.
He stepped down after criticism of his ties to the Trudeau family.