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NDP’s Jagmeet Singh says report shows ‘a number of MPs’ have helped foreign states

OTTAWA — NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says a recent spy watchdog report shows a number of MPs have knowingly provided help to foreign governments.

Singh says he is “more alarmed today” after reading an unredacted version of a report on foreign interference by the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians.

The intelligence watchdog, composed of MPs and senators, said in a public report last week that some MPs wittingly assisted the efforts of foreign states to meddle in Canadian politics.

The blunt report prompted a flurry of concern that members knowingly involved in meddling might still be active in politics.

The Green Party’s Elizabeth May, who has also seen the full version, said this week it does not contain a “list of MPs who have shown disloyalty to Canada.”

May said she believes the small number of MPs named in the report did not knowingly set out to betray Canada.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 13, 2024.

The Canadian Press