CSIS believes China interfered in Vancouver’s 2022 municipal election, but Vancouver Mayor Ken Sims rejects “insinuations” made by the Globe and Mail. However, as new allegations of election interference come out, Canada’s former ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, David Mulroney, said that there was “abundant evidence” to support the existence of Beijing’s long-term plan to influence Canadian politicians at all levels of government.

Plus, former prime minister Stephen Harper will be a keynote speaker at the Canada Strong and Free Networking conference next week and will offer his thoughts on the challenges faced by the middle-class.

And China’s ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu alleged in an op-ed on Wednesday that the actions of Chinese consulates involved in election interference claims were business as usual.

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