Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is denying reports that Liberal MP Han Dong is a willing benefactor of Chinese Communist influence operations, going so far as to suggest it’s racist for CSIS and others to suggest so.

Meanwhile, the Canadian federal government has banned Chinese social media app TikTok from government devices.

Plus a comedian in Quebec has had his shows cancelled for featuring a puppet that critics say is a blackface prop – but the comedian, who is Black himself, is not backing down.

Tune into the Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Lindsay Shepherd!



  • Anthony Furey

    Anthony Furey is Vice President of Editorial and Content at True North.

  • Lindsay Shepherd

    Lindsay holds an M.A. in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has been published in The Post Millennial, Maclean’s, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, and Quillette.