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Justin Trudeau Pledges Action on Racism After More Than Half His Cabinet Signs Black MPs' Call for Reform
"So why won't Trudeau endorse a statement against racism that half his cabinet has signed?"
Trudeau To 'Collaborate' With Ethics Watchdog Amid Probe into his Involvement with WE Charity Deal (and vid)
"The federal ethics commissioner has launched an investigation into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his government's now-cancelled decision to have WE Charity manage a $900 million federal program which is slated to pay students and new graduates for volunteer work this summer..."
Trudeau Family Paid By WE (and vid)
"BQ leader Yves-Francois Blanchet has called on the prime minister to 'step aside' while the commissioner investigates. NDP MP Charlie Angus also weighed in on the latest revelation..."
No wonder JT wanted to give them 900 million bucks to 'handle'.
Justin is only where he is because of his family, not because of intellect or ability or moral purpose.
He is now bleating that he is not his mother’s or brother’s keeper.
Ironic that he may be brought down because of his family.
WATCH: "Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's mother Margaret and brother Alexandre were both paid to speak at WE Charity events. Here's reaction from MPs Arif Virani, Mike Barrett and Charlie Angus."
3rd ethics investigation of crooked Justin. If he is forced to step aside as opposition members are now suggesting, Pompeo's 'rules-based-order' fascist pal, Deputy PM Freeland takes over.
Tories Calling For Criminal Probe of PM's Ties to WE Charity, Halted Federal Contract (and vid)
"...In a statement NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said Friday that the hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments to the trio of Trudeau's family members is 'more than disturbing' and illustrates a 'pattern of behaviour.' Singh pointed to th4e fact that this is now the third ethics investigation Trudeau has been subjected to since he became prime minister with the two previous times resulting in findings that Trudeau had breached federal ethics law..."
Bill Morneau Has Family Ties To WE Charity, Did Not Steer Clear of Cabinet Discussions of Contract
"Two members of minister's family have ties to the charity - one as a paid contract employee. The website Canadaland reported on Morneau's familial ties to the WE Charity on Friday morning. Conservative ethics critic Michael Barrett said the public decision to know which cabinet members were aware that members of the Trudeau family had been paid by WE charity in the past..."
WTF? A $900m sole-source contract approved by a cabinet in which 2 ministers so far have clear conflicts and should have recused themselves from any discussions. Now there is more breaking news of a WE trip to Ecuador.
"The WE scandal - reported by Canadaland - doesn't reveal a Trudeau character flaw, more so than it exposes that he adheres to the number one principle of the Liberal Party - class solidarity."
WATCH: At Issue: "The government's decision to hand over a $900-million student grant program to WE Charity and Trudeau's connections to the organization. Rosie Barton, Chantal Hebert and Althia Raj."
Maybe I missed the link but what about the WE trip to Ecuador? Very curious.
Personally, I found the whole WE Days trend annoying as f&ck. There are far better ways to motivate young people to care about their environment, the poor and disenfranchised and other societal inequities. Plus the volunteerism is focused on what previously called "the third world". We already have WUSC and CUSO for that. And really, those and the Peace Corp are more about easing colonial guilt over the mess we have made in the world rather than actually supporting economic liberation and equity among nations.
ETA: WE is Justin Trudeau's personal Bono.
I agree. Most of what I've seen looks like a very over-hyped corporate pep-rally. Don't think or question just cheer and 'join the crowd'. Certainly not an authentic youth movement. Obviously the 'good cause' part was paying hundreds of thousands to Maggie Trudeau etc. What a scam.
Nothing to see here folks.
Canadians don't care about ethics and integrity, they care about what directly affects them.
Conflict of interest #3 or #4? Paying Trudeaus mom to speak while not paying other female POCs? Whatever. Extend CERB another month and show me your socks!
Paladin is right. This is a tempest in a teapot. Canadians didn't get upset over government corruption under the Conservative government so I don't expect any outrage from the masses on this because it is nothing we don't already know about in a general sense. His Mother and brother were paid to speak years ago.
The greater issue to me is the outsourcing. We have a massive government. We should not need to outsource.
I agree that this scandal will blow over because of the pandemic. Never in the history of the country has the economic well-being of the average citizen depended on the NDP having the balance of power as is the case today. The NDP was able to arm-twist the Liberals into making sure people don't at least starve to death while their workplaces close. Unfortunately, Singh mishandled the communication, so Trudeau will get all the credit.
On the other end of the spectrum, there are so many questions about the pandemic and the federal government's mishandling, about what was known, when was it known, and why was no action taken. If the Conservatives had focused on those questions, they would have done better, and I would have even supported that. Instead, they allowed themselves to be branded as branch plant Republicans, and going off into crazy theories like blaming China that resonate with a very vocal section of their base, but that most people find off-putting. Scheer's being caught not wearing a facemask in an airport is icing on the cake. Sure Scheer will be gone, but the damage has already been done to the Conservative brand. I absolutely believe the polls that suggest the Liberals will win a majority in the next election.
Yeah, Trudeau pretty much has horseshoes but the Conservatives have no chance no matter what they do.
Thank heavens for small mercies. But the scandal still stinks to high heaven and it appears at the least that well known ethical rules may have been broken. Not to mention the poor students desperate for funds that have been left high and dry as a result. Trudeau and those who facilitated this fiasco need to be taught a lesson, especially as this is offense number 3 and awarding contracts to those from which your family has received substantial emoluments is a sharp and dodgy practice not to be encouraged.
It is amazing how much a random event can change history. The federal Conservatives can't win the next election because their entire ideology is the opposite of what people want now, which is big government help not individualism. Not everyone of course but the ever valuable centre wants intervention. The deficit is not a main concern.
I hope the NDP can make gains.