Tory MP Challenges Trudeau’s Claim He Wasn’t Briefed on Chinese Interference in 2019 Election

Conservative deputy leader Melissa Lantsman has challenged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his assertion that he wasn’t briefed by security or intelligence officials about China’s alleged funding of 11 candidates during the 2019 federal election.
“Just last week PM Trudeau said he raised the issue with President Xi,” Lantsman wrote in a Twitter post on Nov. 20. “Hard to imagine complaining to the President about something you hadn’t been briefed on?”
The Prime Minister’s Office had said Trudeau spoke with Chinese leader Xi Jinping about China’s alleged election interference while they attended the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia. Xi later confronted Trudeau at the summit, saying it was “not appropriate” that the media had learned of their conversation….

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