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Hogue commission wants to look at India | Public inquiry into foreign interference

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Moninder Singh, a representative of the Guru Nanak Sikh temple council, calls for Canada to investigate possible Indian interference . (Archive photo)

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The federal commission of inquiry into foreign interference in electoral processes and democratic institutions wants to look into allegations of interference by India in the last two general elections.

In a press release published Wednesday, the commission emphasizes that it has asked the federal government to produce documents relating to allegations targeting India .

The commission's mandate, published last year, states that it must assess possible interference by China, Russia and x27;other foreign state or non-state actors in the 2019 and 2021 federal elections.

The commission, chaired by Judge Marie-Josée Hogue of the Quebec Court of Appeal, underlines on Wednesday its intention to investigate any role that India could have played during these two elections.

The commission's first hearings, which begin next Monday, will examine the challenges and limitations of public disclosure of classified national security information and intelligence. The commission will hold a second round of public hearings in March to examine and assess interference by China, Russia and other foreign states or non-state actors. p>

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An interim report from the Hogue commission is expected on May 3, and the final report of ;by the end of the year.

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