Trudeau to keep Cry-Baby Wernick on election interference file, despite opposition misgivings

OTTAWA—The Liberal government will keep the country’s top bureaucrat as the person ultimately responsible for alerting Canadians to foreign interference in the 2019 election, despite the opposition parties’ lost confidence in Michael Wernick’s neutrality.

Cameron Ahmad, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s deputy director of communications, told the Star Saturday they’ll keep Privy Council Clerk Wernick on the five-person committee tasked with assessing intelligence and sounding the alarm if foreign powers attempt to influence Canadians’ vote.

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