Foreign Influence Registry Act

An Act to establish the Foreign Influence Registry

Sponsor

Kenny Chiu  Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of April 13, 2021

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Summary

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This enactment enacts the Foreign Influence Registry Act, which imposes an obligation on individuals acting on behalf of a foreign principal to file a return when they undertake specific actions with respect to public office holders.

It also provides for the establishment of a public registry in which all returns must be kept.

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Foreign Influence Registry ActRoutine Proceedings

April 13th, 2021 / 10:10 a.m.
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Conservative

Kenny Chiu Conservative Steveston—Richmond East, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-282, An Act to establish the Foreign Influence Registry.

Mr. Speaker, we are all aware of the instances of foreign interference in Canada and the threat of further intimidation and corruption. For years, we have heard the dangers of such foreign interference, cautioned by Canada's National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. Beyond calls for action and attention, the government has suggested no other plan to counter interference operations.

Today, I present my private member's bill, an act to establish a foreign influence registry. This is directly inspired by Australia, our Five Eyes ally, in its efforts to address its own problems with foreign interference. This bill is only the first step in improving domestic safety measures. I pray our nation will come together to recognize and increase vigilance to shine a light on harmful interference from abroad.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)