On Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed former Governor-General David Johnston as the ‘special rapporteur’ to oversee Canada’s investigation into Chinese election interference. Johnston, who Trudeau describes as a “family friend” and just so happens to also be a member of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, is tasked to look into allegations of foreign interference in the 2019 and 2021 federal elections and to provide recommendations on how the government should respond.

Plus, the Conservatives have rejected a pro-life candidate seeking the party’s nomination in the Ontario Conservative stronghold of Oxford. According to a statement from pro-life political action group RightNow, Gerrit Van Dorland was targeted for his beliefs.

And a new survey reveals that four-in-five Canadians feel sustainable living is much easier for wealthy people.

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  • Anthony Furey

    Anthony Furey is currently on leave from True North.

  • Rachel Emmanuel

    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.