A recent development in an independent Canada commission’s investigation into foreign interference in their elections has brought India into focus, potentially escalating tensions between Ottawa and New Delhi. The commission, initiated by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government, had initially been probing alleged Chinese meddling.

Canadian Commission Seeks Information on Indian Interference

The commission, led by Judge Marie-Josee Hogue, has requested the Canadian government to share information regarding alleged interference by India in the 2019 and 2021 elections. This move follows reports of Chinese attempts to influence Canadian elections, an issue that Beijing consistently denies.

Scope of the Investigation

In a statement, the commission outlined its objectives, stating it would examine information flow within the federal government regarding foreign interference, evaluate responses taken, and assess the government’s capacity to detect, deter, and counter such interference. The investigation covers allegations involving China, Russia, and other nations.

Timeline and Reports

The commission, anticipating an interim report by May 3, aims to conclude its final report by year-end. This timeline underscores the urgency in addressing concerns related to foreign meddling in Canadian affairs.

Strained India-Canada Relations

Diplomatic relations between India and Canada have faced strain recently, primarily due to Canada’s accusations linking Indian agents to the murder of Sikh separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in British Columbia last year. India firmly rejected these allegations, and as of now, Canadian authorities have not charged anyone in connection with the incident.

No Immediate Response from Indian High Commission

As this development unfolds, the Indian High Commission in Ottawa has not issued an immediate response to requests for comments, indicating a potential source of tension in bilateral relations.


The inclusion of India in Canada’s election meddling probe adds a layer of complexity to already delicate diplomatic ties. The investigation’s findings, anticipated in the coming months, will likely influence the trajectory of India-Canada relations.

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