Like Canada’s grandfather emerging from his study intent on imposing some order on the grandkids making an unholy racket, David Johnston cleared his throat and appealed for calm and reason on Tuesday.
“Our democracy is built on trust,” the nearly 82-year-old former governor general said.
He spoke in a quiet and gravelly voice. Nearly everyone within earshot of it was found wanting.
In his report, Johnston says that while foreign states are actively bent on interfering with Canadian politics, some of the intelligence gathered by Canada’s security agencies has been “misconstrued” in media reports, leading to “unsubstantiated speculation” and “inaccurate connections being drawn.”
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