Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parliament Audio 11:55 AM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parliament Audio 11:55 AM ET

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Parliament Audio 11:55 AM ET

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P04 - (Election Meddling) OTTAWA. x-18s. The federal government is creating a new mechanism to warn Canadians if malicious actors try to manipulate the outcome of this fall's election. It's establishing a "critical election incident public protocol," under which five senior public servants will decide when an incident is egregious enough to warrant going public in the midst of a campaign. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says governments worldwide engage in efforts to mold public opinion and policies. He says there's nothing wrong with that as long as it's done in an open, peaceful and transparent manner, within the law. ("..line gets crossed.") (SOURCE:The Canadians Press)

TAG: Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says nothing is more important to the government than protecting our democracy and ensuring the next election is fair and free. …

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