Protecting Democratic Institutions from Foreign Interference

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Foreign interference poses a growing threat to Canada’s democratic institutions. The Government of Canada is working to ensure that Canadians can continue to trust in our capacity to protect Canadian democratic institutions. This includes a series of measures already in place, as well as ongoing work to further strengthen our electoral system against foreign interference. We are also continually reviewing …

Canada announces measures to protect Toronto- St. Paul’s by-election from foreign interference

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Ottawa – Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions, and Intergovernmental Affairs, announced that the measures brought in to protect by-elections from any potential foreign interference will be applied to the Toronto-St. Paul’s electoral district by-election to be held on June 24, 2024. These measures are continuously reviewed in light of the potential for new and evolving threats. The Security and Intelligence Threats to Elections …

Feds introduces legislation to counter foreign interference

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Ottawa, Ontario Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, and the Honourable Arif Virani, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the introduction Bill C-70, An Act respecting countering foreign interference. Bill C-70 proposes to update existing laws to better equip the government to detect, disrupt, and protect against foreign interference threats …

Canada stands with Germany to condemn malicious cyber campaign

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Ottawa – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs of Canada and Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement: “Canada stands in solidarity with Germany, Czechia and other allies as they condemn the malicious cyber campaign against the Social Democratic Party of Germany. On May 3, Germany …

Measures to protect Durham by-polls from foreign interference

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Ottawa – Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions, and Intergovernmental Affairs, announced that the measures brought in to protect by-elections from any potential foreign interference will be applied to the Durham electoral district by-election to be held on March 4, 2024. These measures are continuously reviewed in light of the potential for new and evolving threats. The Security and Intelligence Threats to Elections (SITE) …

Investing in crime prevention in Ontario

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Barrie – Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, announced a federal investment of more than $6.8 million to prevent gun crime and gang violence in Barrie, Orillia, South Simcoe-Innisfil, Timmins and Brantford. This investment will help address the root causes of crime by supporting community-led projects for young people involved in gangs or at risk …

Supporting communities at risk of hate-motivated crime 

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Ottawa – Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, announced an additional investment of $5 million to help Canadian communities at risk of hate-motivated crimes protect and strengthen the security of their community centres, places of worship and other institutions. Recent international events have led many communities in Canada to fear for their safety. The Government …

Canada condemns attacks on Brazilian democracy

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Ottawa – Mélanie Joly, Foreign Minister of Canada, said the country condemns in the strongest terms the attacks in Brazil attempting to  undermine its democracy. She said: “Canada stands with the people of Brazil and with the Lula government. Our democratic institutions are the backbone of society and they must be protected.”