Chinese Canadians say they want action on foreign agent registry, not lengthy public hearings

2023-06-03 17:08:52  • 4 mins

The head of a Canadian group that lobbies for democracy in Hong Kong says Chinese Canadians can't afford to wait for the months-long public hearings on foreign interference and is instead demanding action on a foreign agent registry.

"We have been talking about this long enough," said Cherie Wong, executive director of the Alliance Canada Hong Kong (ACHK). "We are tired, we want to see change and we want to see our community members protected. The time for action is now."

Wong was speaking on CBC's Power and Politics Friday about her organization's most recent report, Murky Waters: Beijing's Influence in Canadian Democratic and Electoral Process.

ACHK's report recommends the Canadian government adopt new legislation to create a public registry of individuals, organizations and proxy-representatives actively acting on behalf of foreign principals in Canada.

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Chinese Canadians say they dont need public hearings to tell them what they already know

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Cherie Wong, Executive Director of Alliance Canada Hong Kong talks to Power and Politics about her organization's newest report detailing foreign election interference in Canada.

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