Report into Election Interference by Former Trudeau Foundation CEO Not Credible

Morris Rosenberg, who accepted $200,000 in donations from a Beijing Communist Government (CCP) official, handpicked by Trudeau government to write report on election interference

February 27, 2023

OTTAWA, ON – For months, Justin Trudeau has repeatedly attempted to deny, minimize and cover up reports of serious interference in Canadian elections, including the 2021 election. 

The allegations published in various media outlets are shocking and suggest serious and sophisticated efforts by the Beijing Communist Party (CCP) to interfere in Canadian democracy. Answers are needed. But Justin Trudeau has told Canadians that they don’t need to worry because the government’s panel on election security, the Critical Election Incident Public Protocol Panel, was watching for signs of election interference and would have informed Canadians if anything was suspicious. 

Now we learn that the Trudeau government has appointed the former Trudeau Foundation CEO, Morris Rosenberg, to write the report that will be presented to the Canadian public on foreign interference in the 2021 election. But serious questions must be asked about this appointment, and whether the Liberals are actually taking this threat against our democracy seriously. During his time as the head of the Trudeau Foundation, Rosenberg was involved in facilitating a controversial $200k donation from influential CCP official Bin Zhang, who was also intimately involved in Trudeau’s 2016 billionaire cash-for-access scandal. 

The Trudeau government must ensure that the very credible reports on election interference are investigated in a meaningful and impartial manner rather than trying to spin them as unimportant as they clearly have tried to do here. This discredits the report and proves we need a separate investigation, and the government should fully cooperate with the House committee studying this very issue. They must cease their obstructionism, and the NDP must stop protecting the Liberals in committee so Canadians can finally discover the extent of CCP interference. 

Conservatives will also be calling for Mr. Rosenberg to be brought in front of the Procedure and House Affairs Committee to provide answers on this attempt by the Liberals to paper over serious threats to our democracy.