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      Especially since that one independent is Han Dong.

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        Yeah I was hesitant to point out that he’s a member of Canada-China Legislative Association lol

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          It’s not that. He was previous a Liberal and was kicked out of caucus while under investigation for Chinese government interference.

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    “If there’s any evidence that somebody knowingly worked with a foreign government to influence our democracy, they should no longer be a member of Parliament,” Singh said.

    Why is this impossible for the Liberals to say?

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      Because the money was soooooo good.

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      Why would they willingly admit they are literal traitors?

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      This is not news to be calm about. A bipartisan intelligence committee has released a report that details exact and specific instances of MPs working wittingly to assist foreign state actors in meddling with the Canadian government. Freeland did not commit to expelling MPs who acted in this manner. This is a crisis.

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        And a bipartisan committee created by the liberals at that.

        This is so wildly inappropriate that it makes me wonder which of the liberal party were involved. It must have been senior members for them to close ranks like this.

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          Yeah it’s big names for sure, or they would have threw them under the bus so fast.

          I’d bet money on one of them being Freeland herself.

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        The issue is it seems that even if proven guilty they won’t commit to releasing the details or a additional investigation.

        There may still be police investigations into these allegations, the ministers said, and details could eventually be released as part of that process.

        But that raises the question of whether the voting public will know who’s alleged to have engaged in such conduct before the next federal election, which is expected sometime in 2025.

        They don’t even want to properly address any of it.

        Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc sidestepped a question about the report’s conclusion that certain unnamed parliamentarians inappropriately worked with foreign actors.

        “I think as a matter of principle, it’s unwise to speak about specific elements that may involve individuals,” LeBlanc said.

        He also said the “government respectfully disagrees” with some of NSICOP’s findings, without offering any specific concerns about what the committee found.