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Foreign Interference Commission

On September 7, 2023 the Government of Canada established the Public Inquiry into Foreign Interference in Federal Electoral Processes and Democratic Institutions. Justice Marie-Josée Hogue, a judge of the Quebec Court of Appeal, was appointed Commissioner.

The Commission will undertake its work in two phases. The first phase will focus on the interference that China, Russia and other foreign actors may have engaged in, and any impact it may have had on the 2019 and 2021 federal elections. The Commission will also examine and assess the flow of information within the federal government in relation to these issues, and evaluate the actions taken in response.

In the second phase, the Commission will examine the capacity of federal departments, agencies, institutional structures, and governance processes to permit the Government of Canada to detect, deter and counter such interference.

The Commission has held two sets of public hearings to date, in the Winter and in the Spring of 2024.  For more information on the hearings held to date, including transcripts and archived video, please visit our Public Hearings page.  

The Order in Council 2023-0882 requires that the Commission submit an Interim Report by February 29, 2024, and a Final Report by December 31, 2024. The Order in Council 2023-1316 extended the deadline for the Commission’s Interim Report to May 3, 2024.

The Commission


Read the biography of the Commissioner, the Honourable Marie-Josée Hogue, and the counsel and other staff who will support her.


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You’ll find various documents related to the Commission’s work here.  New documents will be added from time to time as the work of the Commission progresses.


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