No foreign interference report more than one year after Liberal government re-elected

OTTAWA — A panel tasked with flagging incidents of foreign interference in Canada's elections has still not released a report evaluating its own work in the 2021 election, more than a year after the Liberals won a second minority government.

The Critical Election Incident Public Protocol was created to monitor and report on threats to the 2019 election with a mandate to continue its work during future elections.

It's also supposed to do a postelection assessment of how it communicated with Canadians.

An assessment was made public about seven months after the 2019 election, but a similar report for the 2021 campaign is still not available.

The Privy Council Office says the report "will be publicly available in due course."

The panel members, who were to work with national security agencies under their departments' mandates, did not make any announcements about foreign interference during the 2019 or 2021 elections.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 23, 2023.

The Canadian Press