Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim has responded to allegations that the Chinese Consulate in Vancouver meddled in the municipal election.
The Globe and Mail has reported that a thesis intelligence report shows that the Chinese Consulate interfered in the election by using diaspora community groups and “grooming potential candidates”.
The report claims that consulate officials worked to oust then-mayor Kennedy Stewart and elect Ken Sim, although the report does not name the consulate’s favored candidates.
When asked about the story, Sim called the allegations disrespectful and wants proof of any interference.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed former Governor General David Johnston to investigate claims that China meddled in Canada’s last two elections.