Commissioner Justice Marie-Josee Hogue delivers her opening remarks at the Public Inquiry Into Foreign Interference in Federal Electoral Processes and Democratic Institutions, Monday, January 29, 2024 in Ottawa. Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press.

The jury is still out on the foreign interference inquiry

Faced with an intelligence culture of reticence and a political culture of winking at ethics, producing a set of reports that will serve the dual interests of reducing public anger and withdrawal from the political processes will require all the legal savvy and personal mettle Justice Hogue can muster.