On Wednesday, Chinese leader Xi Jinping gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a public dressing down at the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia over apparent leaks to the press. But Trudeau held firm and told Xi that, “In Canada, We believe in free and open and frank dialogue and that is what we will continue to have.”

Meanwhile here in Canada, a Conservative MP says the Liberals are benefitting from the Chinese government interfering in Canada’s elections.

Plus, on Day 23 of the Emergencies Act hearings, it was revealed that the RCMP had a plan to clear Freedom Convoy protesters without the use of the Emergencies Act but did not communicate its plan to the federal cabinet.

These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Rachel Emmanuel.



  • Anthony Furey

    Anthony Furey is currently on leave from True North.

  • Rachel Parker

    Rachel is a seasoned political reporter who’s covered government institutions from a variety of levels. A Carleton University journalism graduate, she was a multimedia reporter for three local Niagara newspapers. Her work has been published in the Toronto Star. Rachel was the inaugural recipient of the Political Matters internship, placing her at The Globe and Mail’s parliamentary bureau. She spent three years covering the federal government for iPolitics. Rachel is the Alberta correspondent for True North based in Edmonton.