Politics Briefing: CSIS head says investigation under way to find Chinese election interference whistleblowers

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Hello, The head of Canada’s spy service says an investigation is under way to find the leakers of highly classified information on Chinese election interference, and suggested the whistleblowers may have been frustrated with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s handling of Beijing’s activities in the democratic process. Appearing before a Commons committee investigating Chinese interference, David Vigneault, director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, declined to answer questions about whether the government ignored warnings of China’s influence operations in the 2019 and 2021 elections. Mr. Vigneault faced questions about whether there are any tensions between CSIS and the Prime Minister’s Office....