Nearly six in ten Canadians say they prefer that Canada have a formal public inquiry, headed by a judge with full subpoena powers, into foreign interference (59%), while one quarter say they would prefer public hearings to shine more light on the problem of foreign interference and the threat it poses (25%).

Nine in ten Canadians support (72%) or somewhat support (19%) having a government registry which would require people who act on behalf of a foreign state to advance its goals to disclose their ties to the government employing them.

Nanos conducted an RDD dual frame (land- and cell-lines) hybrid telephone and online random survey of 1,096 Canadians, 18 years of age or older, between May 31st to June 3rd, 2023 as part of an omnibus survey. The margin of error for this survey is ±3.0 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

This study was commissioned by CTV News and the Globe and Mail and the research was conducted by Nanos Research.

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