David Johnston has recommended against a public inquiry, which is really convenient for Justin Trudeau, who has spent months coming up with excuses as to why extent of China’s interference in Canadians should not get a public hearing. The Conservatives and NDP are united in seeking a public inquiry, though NDP leader Jagmeet Singh doesn’t believe strongly enough about it to use his trump card – pulling support of the Liberals. True North’s Andrew Lawton gets reaction to Johnston’s report from Mehmet Tohti of the Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project.
Plus, the Portage–Lisgar byelection is heating up. Last week, PPC leader and candidate Maxime Bernier joined the show. Today, Conservative candidate Branden Leslie swings by to talk about his campaign.