The federal cybersecurity agency is warning that Canadians are likely to run into some effort by foreign actors to influence or otherwise interfere with their right to vote in the next electionThe threat. Images of makeshift morgues in New York City.
The Communications Security Establishment also says in a new report released on Friday that holding an election during the COVID-19 pandemic could increase the threat of foreign interference because of the need to move more parts online.
But it expressed confidence in Elections Canada, saying: “While any modifications to the electoral process have the potential to increase the cyber threatThe first wave, we assess that the planned changes do not substantially expand the cyber threat to Canada’s democratic process.”
The CSE report comes only weeks before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to kick off a federal electionThe provinces and territories have used 71.68 per cent of their available vaccine supply., sending Canadians to the polls for the second time since 2019.