Justin Trudeau called a snap election for Sept. 20 days after NSICOP delivered to him and “relevant ministers” another damning national security and intelligence report August 11, 2021 – a special report regarding the Government of Canada’s cyber defence framework.
The NSICOP report specifically named the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) which oversees the expenditures of the federal government – of Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland.
“TBS is responsible for overseeing how the federal government spends taxpayers’ dollars. It does this by reviewing government programs, spending proposals and spending authorities, and by reporting to Parliament and Canadians on government spending.”
“As part of fulfilling this responsibility in 2020–21, TBS will support the Department of Finance Canada, as appropriate, to meet the government’s commitment to undertake a comprehensive review of government spending to ensure that resources are efficiently allocated to continue to invest in people and keep the economy strong and growing.” TBS
“Section 21(6) of the NSICOP Act requires that the Prime Minister table a declassified version of the report within 30 sitting days of the resumption of Parliament. Until then, its contents remain classified.” NSICOP report
Same thing happened in 2019 just days after Liberal MP David McGuinty presented Justin Trudeau with NSICOP’s 2019 annual report on foreign states’ interference activities in Canada on September 3, 2019. Justin Trudeau called 2019 federal election 8 days later on September 11, 2019.
Excerpt from NSICOP’s 2019 annual report on foreign states’ interference activities in Canada that was presented to PM Justin Trudeau on September 3, 2019 – 8 days before Justin Trudeau called 2019 federal election on September 11, 2019:
“The Committee believes there is ample evidence that Canada is the target of significant and sustained foreign interference activities. *** (*** indicates a state name – Germany / EU, was redacted by Justin Trudeau) The PRC, the Russian Federation, other states. *** (*** indicates more redaction by Justin Trudeau)”
“The Committee believes that these states target Canada for a variety of reasons, but all seek to exploit the openness of our society and penetrate our fundamental institutions to meet their objectives. They target ethnocultural communities, seek to corrupt the political process, manipulate the media, and attempt to curate debate on postsecondary campuses. Each of these activities poses a significant risk to the rights and freedoms of Canadians and to the country’s sovereignty: they are a clear threat to the security of Canada”