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A Parliamentary committee probing alleged foreign interference by China and others Tuesday renewed calls for Ottawa to create a foreign agent registry to curb meddling in its elections and democratic institutions.

Under such a registry, anyone acting on behalf of a foreign state to advance its goals would have to disclose those ties.

The United States and Australia already have such registries.

The Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics vice chair Mona Fortier told a news conference the government has already "acted on many of the issues brought forward" by the committee.

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