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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 is undertaking its work in two phases. 

The first phase focused 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 also examined and assessed the flow of information within the federal government in relation to these issues, and evaluated the actions taken in response. The first phase included public hearings in March and April 2024, and concluded with the release of the Commissioner’s Initial Report on May 3, 2024. For more information on the hearings held to date, including transcripts and archived videos, please visit our Public Hearings page.

In the second phase, which is now underway, 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. Public hearings will be held on these issues in the September and October of 2024.

The Order in Council 2023-0882 requires that the Commission submit a Final Report by December 31, 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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