Tory MP de­cries PM’s ‘ridicu­lous’ non­re­sponse on ethics probe

Cape Breton Post - - Canada -

OT­TAWA — Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau has re­peat­edly said he is happy to co-op­er­ate with the ethics com­mis­sioner and an­swer any ques­tions she might have about his con­tro­ver­sial Caribbean va­ca­tion. That was the line when it came out that Ethics Com­mis­sioner Mary Daw­son was look­ing into his trip by pri­vate he­li­copter dur­ing a va­ca­tion in the Ba­hamas on an is­land owned by the Aga Khan, the bil­lion­aire leader of the Is­maili Mus­lims who is also a friend of the Trudeau fam­ily.

That was also the line when it came out she was in­ves­ti­gat­ing the so-called cash-forac­cess fundrais­ers in­volv­ing Trudeau, for which he has since been cleared.

That has been the line at news con­fer­ences and dur­ing ques­tion pe­riod, each time the op­po­si­tion par­ties have pressed for more de­tails. Now, it is also the line the Lib­er­als gave Con­ser­va­tive MP Chris Warkentin in re­sponse to his or­der pa­per ques­tion ask­ing for more de­tails of any meet­ings Trudeau has held with Daw­son since his govern­ment was sworn in, with no ex­pla­na­tion as to why they were not shar­ing more.

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