The RCMP yesterday testified they relied on politicians and news reporters for leads on alleged election fraud by Chinese agents. “I wouldn’t be proud of that,” said Conservative MP Luc Berthold (Mégantic-L’Erable, Que.).

Mark Flynn, deputy commissioner, testified at the House affairs committee that RCMP are currently investigating allegations of foreign interference targeting three MPs: Conservative MPs Michael Chong (Wellington-Halton Hills, Ont.) and Erin O’Toole (Durham, Ont.) and New Democrat MP Jenny Kwan (Vancouver East). All three MPs first made the allegations public.

“The RCMP is aware of the public visibility into different accusations of interference in democratic processes including Mr. Chong as well as other Members of Parliament that you’ve heard about who have spoken either in Parliament or in various committees about meddling in elections, misinformation or interference in voter influencing that’s going on,” said Deputy Commissioner Flynn.

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