Damning National Security and Intelligence reports caused Justin Trudeau to call 2 snap elections

This is the second time Justin Trudeau has called a snap election immediately after NSICOP delivered its report on its investigation of matters of national security and intelligence. The reports details NSICOP findings after it conducts an investigation of Parliamentarians and their departments.

The first snap election was called after NSICOP found and presented “ample evidence” of foreign interference activities being conducted by foreign states and state actors against Canada.

Excerpt from NSICOP’s 2019 annual report on foreign states’ interference activities in Canada that was delivered to PM Justin Trudeau on September 3, 2019 –  8 days before Justin Trudeau called 2019 federal election on September 11, 2019:

The Committee believes there is ample evidence that Canada is the target of significant and sustained foreign interference activities. * (* indicates state names that were redacted by Justin Trudeau) The PRC, the Russian Federation, other states. * (* indicates more redaction by Justin Trudeau)

The Committee believes that these states target Canada for a variety of reasons, but all seek to exploit the openness of our society and penetrate our fundamental institutions to meet their objectives. They target ethnocultural communities, seek to corrupt the political process, manipulate the media, and attempt to curate debate on postsecondary campuses. Each of these activities poses a significant risk to the rights and freedoms of Canadians and to the country’s sovereignty: they are a clear threat to the security of Canada.

NSICOP’s 2019 annual report

Justin Trudeau called a snap election because the report implicated Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland. Report found ample evidence that the “significant and sustained foreign interference activities” of Germany and the UN (their names redacted by Justin Trudeau) are a clear threat to the security of Canada, to the rights and freedoms of Canadians and to Canada’s sovereignty.

The second snap election was called after NSICOP delivered its national security and intelligence report on NSICOP’s investigation of Global Affairs Canada when Chrystia Freeland headed that department. The NSICOP investigation of Parliamentarian Chrystia Freeland and her Global Affairs Canada office was launched September 17, 2020.

The findings of that NSICOP investigation was delivered to Justin Trudeau August 11, 2021. A few days later Justin Trudeau called a snap election for September 20. NSICOP likely found and presented ample evidence that what Chrystia Freeland did as head of Global Affairs Canada posed a significant threat to Canada’s national security or what she did amounted to espionage.

Section 21(6) of the NSICOP Act requires that the Prime Minister table a declassified version of the report within 30 sitting days of the resumption of Parliament. Until then, its contents remain classified.

Press Release – National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Submits Report to the Prime Minister August 11, 2021

That means a declassified version of the National Security and Intelligence report was required to be tabled in Parliament by Justin Trudeau in September. Instead, Justin Trudeau called a snap election for September 20 to delay tabling the damning report. Canadians won’t know why the NSICOP report caused Justin Trudeau to call a snap election because the NSICOP report remains classified until after the September 20 election.

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