This piece is copy edited by Joe Volpe, Canada’s former Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. All rights reserved.

Canadian political parties of all stripes have long oscillated between the urge to tap into Canada’s immigrant communities, and an opposing instinct to turn inward and rebuff such influences. In a recent CBC report, April 13 2021, Liberal MP David McGuinty, head of the National Security Intelligence Committee (NSICOP), said that state actors are looking to join political parties to ‘exert influence’.

“What does that mean? That means volunteers signing up to work in campaign offices or campaign settings. It means individuals…

Karen Woods

PR Specialist | Political Strategist | Canadian Chinese Political Affairs Committee Co-founder| Complex and Nuanced

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