Morning Update: Foreign interference inquiry won’t hear from Uyghur-Canadian group


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Good morning, Commissioner Marie-Josée Hogue’s decision to grant two politicians full standing in the public inquiry into foreign interference has prompted a group representing Uyghur Canadians to withdraw from the process. Without the Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project’s testimony, Justice Hogue may not get a full picture of how diaspora communities like theirs are experiencing persecution from China. Full standing means former Ontario Liberal cabinet minister Michael Chan and independent MP Han Dong can cross-examine witnesses and gain access to all evidence collected. “It is disheartening that the Commissioner has failed to protect ... diaspora community members personally invested in the...