Conservatives call for investigation into Justin Trudeau’s involvement in the Trudeau Foundation

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Erin O’Toole

Ottawa, ON – Today, Conservative Candidate Michael Barrett released a letter written to the Ethics Commissioner, calling for an investigation into Justin Trudeau’s involvement with the Trudeau Foundation.

“Documents show that Justin Trudeau is not only still a member of the Trudeau Foundation, but has one of the most senior positions in the organization,” said Barrett. “Justin Trudeau may be in violation of a number of ethics laws, and that’s why Canada’s Conservatives have called for an ethics investigation into Justin Trudeau’s involvement in the organization.”

Justin Trudeau has also failed to disclose his senior role with the Trudeau Foundation both as a Member of Parliament and as Prime Minister. An audit completed by the Trudeau government in 2016 also found that Trudeau himself violated the Trudeau Foundation’s contractual obligations with the Government of Canada.

The Ethics Commissioner confirmed that Justin Trudeau does not have an ethics screen and that when it comes to Mr. Trudeau’s public ethics disclosure the commissioner’s office says, “there is no such posting for Mr. Trudeau pertaining to the Trudeau Foundation.”

“Canadians can’t afford more of Justin Trudeau’s corruption. Canada’s Recovery Plan is Erin O’Toole’s plan to secure the future by restoring accountability to Ottawa,” said Barrett. “If you don’t care about accountable government, you have three parties to choose from. If you do, then there is only one choice – Erin O’Toole and Canada’s Conservatives.”

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