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Andrew Scheer. Photo: Facebook
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Andrew Scheer calls on Ethics Commissioner to investigate Trudeau

Andrew Scheer, MP for Regina-Qu’Appelle and candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, has sent a letter to the Ethics Commissioner formally asking her to investigate prime minister Justin Trudeau for accepting the gift of a free luxury vacation on a private island.

Scheer noted that the facts in this case are indisputable. Justin Trudeau and his family took a secret vacation to a private island in the Bahamas, which is owned by His Royal Highness, the Aga Khan whose The Aga Khan Foundation has received tens of millions of dollars from the federal government. According to Scheer, these facts raise a question regarding a possible conflict of interests.

The following is the text of Scheer’s letter to the Ethics Commissioner:

January 8, 2017

Ms. Mary Dawson

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner

Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner

Parliament of Canada

66 Slater Street, 22nd Floor

Ottawa, Ontario

Dear Commissioner,

I am writing to you regarding the acceptance by the Prime Minister of a private gift, namely a Caribbean vacation, given to him by a private individual.

As has been reported by the media, Prime Minister Trudeau and his family travelled on a Canadian Forces jet to the Bahamas during the holiday season to stay at His Royal Highness the Aga Khan’s privately owned Bell Island.

Section 14.1 of the Conflict of Interest Act is very clear. “Neither a Member nor any member of a Member’s family shall accept, directly or indirectly, any gift or other benefit, except compensation authorized by law, that might reasonably be seen to have been given to influence the Member in the exercis of a duty or function of his or her office.”

The Aga Khan Foundation, has been the beneficiary of tens of millions of dollars in government contributions to international development projects, in addition to 30 million dollars from the Government of Canada for the Foundation’s Ottawa headquarters. His Royal Highness the Aga Khan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada.

The Prime Minister himself noted in his Open and Accountable Government document that public office holders, “have an obligation to perform their official duties and arrange their private affairs in a manner that will bear the closest public scrutiny, an obligation that is not fully discharged by simply acting within the law.”

I would respectfully ask that your office conduct an inquiry pursuant to Section 27.1 into whether the Prime Minister violated any provisions of the Conflict of Interest Act by accepting this gift. I would further request that your office inform me as to how your office will proceed and on what timeline. Thank you for your consideration.

Yours truly,

Andrew Scheer

Member of Parliament

cc: The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, PC, MP, Prime Minister of Canada

See also:

Trudeau slammed for vacationing at resort owned by “supporter of Assad” (click HERE)

Kellie Leitch campaign calls Trudeau Liberals “crooked crew” (click HERE)

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136 comments

  1. Scheer did have a real talent for tolerating the shenanigans of the CPC and failing to enforce the rules of the House.
    If his competence as Speaker is any indicatior, good luck to him in trying to enforce party discipline on the coleection of kooks, kranks and Creationists that comprise the majority of the CPC…

  2. Is it possible ….that we might actually get politicians to be accountable ….I think the chances are as good as me winning the lottery ….LOL

  3. Everyone says they called, well isn’t anything happening? Turdope needs to be taken down & put out!!

  4. There should be cap on frequency and size.legislature))))

  5. Obama gave Trudeau a list of muslims he wanted him to send Canadian tax payer money to and Trudeau does what Obama tells him to …I hope someone is keeping an eye on how many times Trudeau and Obama still get together …just because Obama is no longer president doesn’t mean he still won’t have influence on Trudeau

  6. Another hypocrite….how nice, denounce a behavior and if given the chance do exactly the same thing. Why don’t these parties just merge and call themselves the CONLIB’s!

  7. Fat #$%@^%$ chance of that!

  8. LOOKITHAT! ! Sheer finally got his name in the news. Not possibly a coincidence that he’s a CPC leadership candidate, is it!?? WHY was HE raising this point instead of the Opposition in the House if this had anything but a personally political motive?

  9. One way to advertise yourself, Mr. Scheer!

  10. Is’nt Scheer the guy who lied about his saving living expenses by staying with a relative in Ottawa…or can’t he remember that one? Typical Con BS.

  11. If he got a “free” vacation and it’s proven he should be removed from office for lying (committing fraud) by telling the Citizens he paid for all but the expenses of the Security Detail and the 9 days the flight crew and plane costs while they were on standby!!!

  12. khan did it for his dad and now did it for him all muslums stick with each other to the end so if your canadian he will spend all your money and give some to them while a vet.from a war that serived in canada he gets nothing so is that right of him to use our money that way

  13. TRUDEAU has destroyed everything good about Canada. Welcome to the great dumbing down of North America… tradau to usa. Our canadian culture is living out the trailer park mentality now and dog river life as bob and doug mcKenzie live on. We are clearly now the “Wire coat hanger nation” [Michael Porter, Harvard]. Now we have leadership that is setting the dumb standard as the standard and people are voting for dumb. “Be DUMB [like tradau] and WIN VOTES” YIKES 🙂 🙂 🙂

    AND YUP…. We are in a time of liberal fuzzy math where companies are bad, welfare recipients are good and rampant spending by government shows they care. Moving your money out of this country is just good business…..and after the 2008 global economic melt down….Canada has been living in the global AGE of OUTRAGE and has gone through it’s WAR of COLOURS, with the left Red and the right Blue and it’s people in anger attack mode, biting each other. It has changed the meaning of the red maple leaf of the country. And now Canada has had a BOZO ERUPTION with Wynne and now Trudeau, and is feeling good; justin is so sugary sweet..like honey….. [many liberals just want to lick him]; sweet and warm and fuzzy awesome. Now it is the new mushy have-not liberal red ink country. Jusin is the new leader of the BOZO REVOLUTION. PEOPLE VOTED FOR TWO WEEKS OF DRAMA….and they got a DRAMA QUEEN to run their country. [and the over 61% who did not vote for the queen, saw thru the drama]….. …:REALITY SURFACES ONCE THE DRAMA FADES AWAY…”
    The ‘sunnyways’ tradau bozo DRAMA is now over. And we are living in the BOZO Generation and jusim is the Bozo leader..
    But watch out Canada. It seems that “Yellow is the new red”, he has done things that have been incredibly stupid, He is very intrinsically weak inside and it looks like the liberal red colour is weak and fading fast..
    Unfortunately, the liberals are often self righteous and motivated to waste everybody else’s resources on their own self identified agendas. Wynne in Ontario and now Trudeau in Canada; more red ink deficits and our hard earned money from more taxes. The liberal BOZO REVOLUTION is now in full swing and we are asking: Who voted for Wynne ??? and, now, Who voted for Justin Trudeau ??? Liberals are often intolerant and are often feeling victims or marginal. They were [and many still are] angry [and often think with their feelings]. That is why their revolution for change continues. And, yet, it is worth noting that a majority of the Canadian population did not respond that way, where 61% of canada do not particularly like justin trudeau or they thought logically through the issues and did not vote for him…….Some saw that he is actually a potential fiscal and security danger to the safety and stability of Canada and is not bright. There being a concern that Canada will suffer with him as this drama finally fades away. Yes, the whole world was astounded to know how a drug smoking, unqualified, drama teacher with absolutely no business, economic or legal experience could get elected in Canada. Many find that it is it interesting that Liberal mindsets think with their feelings.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumbing_down

  14. Don’t forget Harper loved this man .yea selfie boy hung out after giving him 66 million . Hang the rich

  15. and so they should be investigating. they will probably put him in jail with their findings

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