Ottawa: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has accused China of interfering in the country’s democratic system, saying that there have been reports of alleged Chinese interference in Canadian elections.
According to details, after the US, Canada’s relations with China have also become strained, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday that China is trying to interfere in Canada’s democracy and elections.
“I’ve been saying for years, even on the floor of the House of Commons, that China is trying to interfere in our democracy, in the running of our country, and in our elections,” Trudeau said.
However, he also said that the outcome of the two recent federal elections was decided by Canadian citizens.
Trudeau also said that intelligence and security agencies have been working for years to develop tools to prevent Chinese interference.
Meanwhile, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilever on Friday accused Justin Trudeau of ignoring Chinese interference in the recent federal election.
The Globe and Mail published a report Friday that top-secret documents from Canada’s Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) say Beijing is trying to ensure a liberal minority government and the defeat of several conservative candidates in the 2021 federal election. Tried for
China, on the other hand, has denied meddling in Canada’s election, with a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman saying last year that Beijing has no interest in Canada’s internal affairs.
It should be remembered that at the G20 conference in November last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping severely reprimanded Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on why he leaked the details of the meeting.