In response, rival mayoral candidate Chris Sky has accused Chow of having connections to foreign organizations and actors seeking to interfere in Canadian elections.
Speaking to Toronto 99, Sky said:
“It’s been shown that Olivia Chow, who was not born in Canada and is a member of the radical left NDP, has now been connected to two separate groups with ties to China.
First, the Fu Qing business association who runs the illegal Chinese police stations and now the ‘Council of Newcomer Organizations,’ both with direct ties to the Communist Party in China.
With the recent revelation of Chinese interference with Trudeau and the Liberals, and the Liberals alliance with NDP, we have more than enough evidence to prove Chinese corruption in our elections and all voters should be aware of who Olivia Chow really works for.
And it’s not the people of Toronto.”
In his statement to Toronto 99, Sky attached two articles to back up his claims. The first being the aforementioned National Post article. The second being a Global News article titled: Toronto businessman allegedly focus of Chinese interference probes
On Twitter, Sky posted the same National Post article, accusing Chow of getting support from Communist China.
It is important to note that Chow was born in Hong Kong, and not China. However, Sky is correct when he points out Chow was not born in Canada.
Toronto 99 reached out to Olivia Chow and her campaign team for a statement, but did not receive an immediate response.
Chow is still the preferred candidate for Toronto’s mayor, according to recent polling by Liaison Strategies.