Trudeau Names Family Friend And Buddy To The CCP As Election Interference Investigator

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on March 16, 2023

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced who the “special rapporteur” is going to be to investigate potential Chinese Communist Party (CCP) influence in Canadian elections, and that person is David Johnston.

This choice did not go over well, as it only took conservatives on social media a few minutes to find information about Johnston showing his dubious integrity.

Not only was Johnston a friend of Justin Trudeau’s father, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, but Johnston currently serves on the board of the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation, the same Trudeau foundation that just had to return $200,000 in donations from CCP-connected sources.

Johnson was appointed as the Governor General under the recommendation of former Prime Minister Steven Harper between 2010-2017, but it doesn’t change that Johnston is not the sort of man who should be investigating CCP interference. The scandal has heavy implications for the Liberal Party, and the son of Johnston’s personal friend. 

On top of that, Johnston has also seemingly had a warm relationship with CCP officials in the Chinese government, frequently touring the country and meeting with President Xi Jinping. Some of these CCP officials were involved in giving large donations to the Trudeau foundation, individuals Justin Trudeau praised, and Johnston greeted in Rideau hall while he was Governor-General.

One could try and argue Johnston was simply fulfilling his role as a diplomatic representative of Canada, but Canadians will no doubt want someone investigating the CCP-interference scandal who is fully detached both from the CCP as well as Justin Trudeau, which Johnston is not. 

The issue with the planned investigation is not just with David Johnston himself, but just the fact Justin Trudeau has made it so that the investigation will not be public and effectively have all of its findings filtered through the Liberal/NDP government. 

As the rapporteur even if Johnston wanted to act independently and hunt down every lead of CCP election interference, no matter which individuals or parties it implicated, he could be easily swapped out with someone else if Trudeau and his cabinet saw the direction of an investigation moving in a politically advantageous direction.

It all goes to show how paranoid Justin Trudeau is about the damage the CCP interference scandal could do to him and his government seeing as he is willing to skew the investigation in such obvious ways.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

One response to “Trudeau Names Family Friend And Buddy To The CCP As Election Interference Investigator”

  1. Kj says:

    Jihadi Justin knows this’ll destroy him if the truth actually gets out! Even the left will have to concede that there’s something seriously wrong with him.