The Foreign Interference Commission appointed ALG's Lynda Morgan as counsel to the Commission. The Government of Canada created the commission in September 2023 to examine potential foreign interference in Canada's federal elections in 2019 and 2021. Lynda is part of a counsel team including members of the criminal, civil, and constitutional bars.
The Commission's website sets out its mandate:
The Foreign Interference Commission will examine and assess interference by China, Russia and other foreign states or non-state actors, including any potential impacts, in order to confirm the integrity of, and any impacts on, the 43rd and 44th general elections (2019 and 2021 elections) at the national and electoral district levels.
The Commission will examine and assess the flow of information to senior decision-makers, including elected officials, and between the Security and Intelligence Threats to Elections Task Force and the Critical Election Incident Public Protocol panel during the election periods that led up to the 43rd and 44th general elections, and in the weeks following those periods, and actions taken in response.
The Commission will also examine and assess the capacity of relevant federal departments, agencies, institutional structures and governance processes to permit the Government of Canada to detect, deter and counter any form of foreign interference directly or indirectly targeting Canada’s democratic processes.
To learn more, please visit the Commission's website.