Human-rights groups threaten to withdraw from the foreign interference inquiry


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Open this photo in gallery: Mehmet Tohti, government coordinator for the Uyghur Canadian Society, stands on Parliament Hill after meetings with Canadian officials, on April 3, 2019.Justin Tang/The Globe and Mail A coalition of human-rights groups representing ethnic communities targeted by China are poised to boycott the public inquiry into foreign interference that begins Monday if Commissioner Marie-Josée Hogue allows politicians with alleged ties to Beijing to cross-examine them and gain access to confidential testimony. Justice Hogue, a judge on the Quebec Court of Appeal who heads the inquiry, granted standing to former Ontario Liberal cabinet minister Michael Chan, now...