We need an honest inquiry into foreign political funding -- Kenney's 'witch hunt' inquiry isn't it - 2019-07-05
In truth, Canada needs a thorough and honest inquiry into foreign political funding, online manipulation and influence.
Unfortunately, the $2.5-million probe into "foreign-funded defamation" of Alberta's fossil fuel industry announced by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's government yesterday at a news conference in Calgary isn't it.
How could it be? It's been established to buttress a debunked conspiracy theory that proved useful to the United Conservative Party's election campaign and may yet have some utility in the efforts of Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and the Conservative Party of Canada to win the federal election this fall.