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The Conversation: New commission sheds light on how diaspora communities are impacted by foreign interference

May 15, 2024 — 

As reported in The Conversation, co-written by Maria Cheung, Researcher, Social Work, University of Manitoba:

The federal government established the Public Inquiry into Foreign Interference in Federal Electoral Processes and Democratic Institutions, led by Justice Marie-Josée Hogue, in September 2023.

In Canada, foreign interference is defined as “harmful activities undertaken by foreign states or their proxies that are clandestine, deceptive, or involve a threat to any person to advance the strategic objectives of those states to the detriment of Canada’s national interests.”

These threats and activities of state or non-state entities foster polarization, distrust and erode faith in democratic systems.

Read the full article here.

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