The Government announces a judicial inquiry into foreign interference
Gov Gen Johnston impeccable reputation. As for friendship with Trudeau, I do believe that it is possible to have acquaintances and not sell your soul.
Very interesting timing - eh? Or is the flurry of announcements from the Libs while the CPC Policy Convention is on just a coincidence?
This is a mess. All of it. Trusted former Gov Gen.
I suspect the government wanted first of all to "rag the puck" for a few months, which it looks like they have managed to do. It is my cynical opinion that governments (of all stripes) don't like these types of inquiries because they sometimes tend to uncover relationships and activities that the governments in question wold prefer not to have subject to public scrutiny. The feds are probably hoping that the report will tell us things we already know (China is bad, the Russians have said nasty things on social media), and that the government needs to be more vigilant. I completely agree with Wesley that what we need is not another anodyne report, but a serious and thorough review of our intelligence agencies with respect to their competency and capability.