At a House of Commons committee meeting on Feb. 21, MPs expressed concern regarding the latest reports of Chinese interference in Canada’s last two federal elections. The Globe and Mail reported that China’s former consul-general in Vancouver, Tong Xiaoling, and former Consul General Wang Jin were allegedly involved in efforts to rally support for Liberals and target Conservative candidates for defeat. Conservative MP Michael Cooper stated that if the reports are true, this would be an “all-out assault on Canadian democracy by the Chinese Communist regime.” Cooper mentioned reports of disinformation targeted against Conservative candidates, collusion with Liberal candidates, and the use of proxies to help the Liberal Party. Quebec Conservative MP Luc Bertold noted the lack of transparency and said that “nothing was done to signal to Beijing that Canada would not tolerate interference in its democracy.” Liberal MP Jennifer O’Connell accused Conservatives of being on “a fishing expedition” with their motion to secure witnesses and documents on the topic. The committee voted to expand their study of election interference.