ottawa [Canada]China News Service, March 6 (Xinhua) according to Global News, Canada’s New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh ruled out the accusation of China interfering in the Canadian election on Saturday and said he has not yet made a decision.
The NDP, seen as a pro-Khalistan party and one of the coalition partners of the Liberal Party, is targeting China.
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NDP leader Singer said on “The Roy Green Show,” part of the Corus Entertainment broadcast network, that he plans to raise the issue of foreign interference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a meeting with the NDP to sign the confidence and supply agreement. Democrats and Liberals.
His comments come as the federal government faces cross-party pressure amid allegations of Chinese meddling in Canada’s elections, Global News reported.
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Earlier Thursday, opposition MPs passed a motion calling for the federal government to launch a national public inquiry into allegations of foreign interference after hours of testimony from top intelligence officials who sought to secure the integrity of Canada’s last two elections. Fairness was maintained despite Chinese intervention.
In the interview, he further added, “I’m not ruling out in any way that it might get to the point where we have to exercise that ability. It’s something we’re absolutely capable of doing,” Singh said in the interview. “
“I’m just saying that’s not a decision we’re going to make today,” the NDP leader added.
Responding to interview questions about the deal, Singh said, “It’s been working,” adding, “That’s going to be a question we’ll keep asking ourselves throughout the life of the deal. We’ll keep asking questions, ‘Shall we continue? Is the government doing what needs to be done? ’ This is an ongoing problem. “
“We want to really protect our democracy,” Singh added.
He further stated, according to Global News, that the NDP sees a clear need for open inquiry, nonpartisan independent transparency, and its goal is to preserve our elections and our democracy. (Arnie)
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