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A Canadian mountie waits outside the Senate before the Throne Speech in Ottawa.

REUTERS/Patrick Doyle

Mountie charged in China probe

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police busted one of their own last week, arresting former officer William Majcher in Vancouver, where he was charged with violating the Security of Information Act — Canada’s official secrets law — by allegedly working for the Chinese government.

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David Johnston, Canada's special rapporteur on foreign interference, holds a press conference in Ottawa.

REUTERS/Blair Gable

Chinese interference inquiry goes from no to maybe so

The foreign interference saga continues in Canada. Last week, former Governor General David Johnston, who helmed an investigation into alleged Chinese election meddling and recommended against a public inquiry despite opposition calls for one, resigned as special rapporteur amid torqued claims that he was too close to PM Justin Trudeau. Days earlier, the House of Commons passed a motion asking him to resign.

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