FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2021
Ottawa ON: Yesterday, Parliament received the long overdue report from the Ethics Committee. This report outlines in detail how Justin Trudeau gave a half-billion-dollar contract to the WE Charity, an organization run by well-connected Liberals, who paid Justin Trudeau’s family members over half a million dollars in fees and expenses.
The pattern of unethical conduct from the Trudeau Liberals documented in the report speaks for itself. In their attempt to hide the truth from Canadians, Liberal ministers misled the Committee, sealed documents, and used every tool at their disposal to cover up their corruption. On top of all of this, when Bill Morneau was fired for his role in the WE scandal, Justin Trudeau shut down Parliament during a pandemic to avoid accountability for this scandal.
Arnold Viersen, Member of Parliament for Peace River – Westlock expressed his concerns about the repeated scandals from this Government.
“This is an unacceptable use of government money – the Ethics Commissioner needs to be empowered to prevent politicians from using Canadian taxpayers money to line the pockets of political insiders and their family and friends.
“The Liberals have spent the last year trying to cover up their corruption, hiding from the Ethics committee and then fired former Finance Minister Bill Morneau for his role in the We Charity scandal. It is time to clean up the mess and end the abuse by insiders.
“The Ethics Committee report released today shows just how comfortable the Liberals are with unethical and corrupt behavior.”