‘He’s Not Impartial’: Poilievre Says He Won’t Meet With Johnston as Interference Probe Continues

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Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre is maintaining his position against meeting with David Johnston, citing the special rapporteur’s lack of impartiality in probing foreign interference related to Canada’s federal elections. Trudeau appointed the former governor general to act as special rapporteur on March 15, following multiple media reports that suggested interference by the Chinese regime in Canada’s 2019 and 2021 campaigns. But the appointment has been heavily criticized due to Johnston’s close relationship with the Trudeau family and his previous position in the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. “No. Because [Johnston] is not impartial,” Poilievre said during a media roundtable event in Toronto on May 24 when asked if he would meet with Johnston as the interference probe continues....

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