Reports from Globe and Mail have revealed that Conservative MP Michael Chong was the target of Beijing during an intimidation attempt. This led to the expulsion of a Chinese diplomat in Canada, Zhao Wei.
Mr. Chong was granted the right to participate fully in the public inquiry chaired by Judge Hogue.
The status of Mr. Chong in the investigation is more important and appears distinct from that of the federal Conservative Party, which obtained intervener status.
The commission, according to its mandate, will not be limited to the activities of Beijing and will have to take into consideration those of Russia and other foreign state or non-state actors, Minister LeBlanc has repeatedly emphasized.
Judge Hogue's team also requested that India be included in the transfer of relevant government documents to its investigation.
On September 18, Mr. Trudeau revealed in the House that Canadian intelligence services were investigating a possible link between the Indian government and the #x27;assassination in British Columbia of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Canadian Sikh leader, last June. It was the same day Commissioner Hogue took office.
The Prime Minister mentioned credible allegations, which exacerbated tensions between India and Canada. New Delhi has called the allegations absurd and politically motivated.