Darren Major

CBC Journalist

Darren Major is a senior writer for CBC's Parliamentary Bureau. He can be reached via email at darren.major@cbc.ca.

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David Johnston resigning as special rapporteur on foreign interference

David Johnston — tasked by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau back in March with looking into allegations that China tried to meddle in the past two federal elections — has decided to step down from that role.

David Johnston no longer working with crisis communications firm Navigator

David Johnston, the federal government's special rapporteur on foreign interference, is no longer employing crisis communications firm Navigator after a media report suggested the firm also worked with an MP who was a subject of Johnston’s initial investigation.

Johnston disputes claims of bias despite enlisting help from experts with Liberal, NDP ties

David Johnston, Canada’s special rapporteur on foreign interference, is pushing back against claims that his work is biased after confirming that he has enlisted the help of experts with links to the Liberals and NDP.

Intel breakdowns and 'black holes': How foreign interference became a political flashpoint

Parliament is set to rise for the summer in a few weeks — but the contentious debate over foreign interference is likely to continue.

Appeal court overturns ruling directing Ottawa to repatriate 4 men detained in Syria

The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned a high-profile ruling ordering Canada to bring home four Canadian men detained in northeastern Syrian prisons for suspected ISIS members.

O'Toole says CSIS told him he was targeted by Beijing during 2021 election

Former Conservative leader Erin O'Toole says Canada's spy agency told him he has been an ongoing target of a Chinese government campaign of misinformation and "voter suppression" that covered the last federal election campaign.

NDP calls on Johnston to step down as special rapporteur on foreign interference

The NDP is introducing an opposition day motion calling on David Johnston to step down as the government's special rapporteur on foreign interference — only days after one of its MPs was told by CSIS she has been targeted by the Chinese government.

Johnston set to appear before House committee to defend his report on foreign interference

Special rapporteur David Johnston is expected to appear at the procedures and House affairs committee on June 6, according to the committee's chair.

Canada, Saudi Arabia agree to restore relations 5 years after diplomatic feud

Canada and Saudi Arabia have agreed to name new ambassadors nearly five years after a diplomatic conflict halted relations and strained trade between the two countries.

Politicians allegedly targeted by foreign interference 'disappointed' in Johnston's report

Politicians who allegedly have been the targets of foreign interference say they're "disappointed" that former governor general David Johnston recommended against calling a public inquiry into the matter.