Canada can expect election meddling but not on scale seen in US

first_imgOTTAWA — The national cyberspy agency says it is very likely that Canadian voters will experience some kind of online foreign interference related to the coming federal election.But the agency says the meddling is unlikely to be on the scale of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.In a new assessment released today, Canada’s Communications Security Establishment says that last year half of all advanced democracies holding national elections were targeted by cyberthreat activity.It’s a threefold increase since 2015, and the Ottawa-based CSE expects the upward trend to continue this year.The report suggests Canada can expect foreign adversaries to try to sway voters by focusing on polarizing social and political issues, promoting the popularity of one party over another, or trying to shape the public statements and policy choices of a candidate.The CSE’s report is being presented at a news conference this morning by Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

No winning ticket for Friday nights 17 million Lotto Max jackpot

first_imgTORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $17 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw.That means the jackpot for the next draw on Sept. 10 will be approximately $22 million. The Canadian Presslast_img