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Media Accreditation for Foreign Interference Commission Opens

January 15, 2024 (Ottawa) – Public hearings for the Foreign Interference Commission will begin on Monday, January 29, 2024, in Salon A at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa. 

Any member of the media can cover the Commission’s proceedings. However, accreditation is required for members of the media who wish to access the media room at the hearing venue. Applicants will be required to provide the Commission with information to confirm their status as working journalists to receive accreditation. The following documents will be required by the Commission:

  • A letter of assignment from an organization's bureau chief or editor.
  • In some cases, journalists may be required to provide additional information to be granted accreditation.

To request accreditation, please complete the Commission’s Media Accreditation Request form and attach your letter of assignment.

Please allow at least two days for applications to be processed, however journalists are strongly encouraged to register by January 18 in order to avoid delays in the production of accreditation cards. 

Media accreditation is valid for all of the Commission’s hearings and is non-transferable. 

The Commission will schedule a site visit for television networks to allow for the set-up and testing of broadcast equipment during the week of January 22. 

Accredited journalists must abide by Commission’s Media Protocol, which will be available on the Commission’s website prior to the start of the public hearings. 

Media who choose not to be accredited will be able to cover the Commission’s proceedings by following the proceedings streamed on the Commission’s website, or by gaining access to the hearing room on a first-come-first-served basis, along with other members of the public. Seating for members of the public in the Commission’s hearing room is limitedWithout valid accreditation, media representatives will not be able to access media facilities at the Commission’s public hearing venue.


Michael Tansey
Sr. Communications Advisor
Public Inquiry into Foreign Interference in Federal Electoral Processes and Democratic Institutions

(343) 630-2154

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