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There is no list of elected officials who are traitors in Canada, says Elizabeth May

Photo: Adrian Wyld The Canadian Press The leader of the Green Party of Canada, Elizabeth May, was able to read the unredacted version of the report of the Committee of Parliamentarians on National Security.

The only elected official from the opposition in Ottawa who was able to read the unredacted version of the report of the Committee of Parliamentarians on National Security specifies that it does not contain any names of current MPs who have lacked loyalty to Canada.

The leader of the Green Party of Canada, Elizabeth May, deplored on Tuesday the “exaggerated media storm” which accompanied the release of a report published last Monday. Its redacted version stated that parliamentarians “knowingly assisted” foreign state actors.

The Conservative Party and the Bloc Québécois are demanding that the government reveal these names. The Liberal government and the NDP also supported a Bloc motion on Tuesday asking the Hogue commission to look into the question of their publication.

The latter will be very disappointed, according to Elizabeth May, who assures that there is in fact no list of elected officials who have collaborated with hostile states and who are currently sitting in the House of Commons of Canada. A few elected officials are appointed, at most, but they would have been exploited without having fully collaborated.

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The most serious allegations in fact concern a former federal elected official, specifies Ms. May, according to whom this person should be sent to justice. Other allegations concern elected officials at other levels of government – ​​provincial or municipal – or even candidates for the leadership of political parties, she said.

“There is a mix-up in the report. […] A mixture of completely different situations. There are people elected under different governments, people who sought [to be elected] in leadership races. […] But the impression has been created [wrongly] that we currently have a Parliament with MPs who have done things in favor of foreign governments and against Canada. »

The head of the Green Party, which has only 2 elected representatives out of the 338 in the Commons, was taken Monday afternoon to an undisclosed location, without having the right electronic devices or even a notebook to take notes. The intelligence services then allowed him to read the confidential version of the report, to which Justin Trudeau and his Minister of Public Safety also had access.

Even though he received the necessary security clearance to also read the report of the Committee of Parliamentarians on National Security, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has not yet had the opportunity to read this version, says his office, for scheduling reasons.

The leader of the Bloc Québécois, Yves-François Blanchet, says he is engaged in the process to obtain the necessary security clearance to access secret information. He clarified on Tuesday that he was “not taking note” of what Elizabeth May revealed, since he believes that this information should not have been revealed publicly.

Minister Dominic LeBlanc clarified Monday that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were ready to charge him with a crime if he ventured to reveal the names of people suspected of foreign interference. He accused Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre of being “irresponsible” in declining the security clearance offered to him to read the full report.

The motion of Bloc Québécois request to expand the mandate of Commissioner Hogue was adopted without surprise on Tuesday, only receiving the refusal of the two Green MPs. Elizabeth May explained that she did not consider it appropriate to add to the burden of Judge Marie-Josée Hogue.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116