This special report describes the legal and administrative regime that governs federal elections in Canada.

It refers to threats that have been identified and to new laws, policies and investments intended to anticipate and respond to them. It documents strategies that have been adopted by the federal government and explains how Canada is contributing to international efforts (through the Group of Seven [G7]) to manage those threats.

Finally, the report discusses policy choices that Canada is facing as it decides how best to deal with unresolved issues arising from the exploitation of social media platforms by malicious actors with an interest in influencing Canadian elections.

 

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