A recognizable name and face will lead the probe into possible election interference in our country.

Former Governor General David Johnston has been appointed as the special rapporteur to investigate the matter.

Johnston served as the 28th Governor General of Canada from 2010 to 2017.

Prior to that role, Johnston was a professor of law for 45 years.

Reports by the Globe and Mail through detailed security document leaked to the outlet indocate alleged attempts by China’s Communist Party to interfere in the last two federal elections.

Opposition parties have been calling for a public inquiry into the matter and Johnson will have the ability to order such a probe if deemed necessary.