Trudeau re­cuses him­self from ethics ap­point­ment

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

Justin Trudeau has re­cused him­self from all mat­ters re­lated to the ap­point­ment of a new fed­eral ethics watch­dog since his own con­duct is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion. The prime min­is­ter — who is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion for his va­ca­tion last Christ­mas on the pri­vate Bahamian is­land owned by the Aga Khan — has des­ig­nated govern­ment House leader Bardish Chag­ger to take charge of the ap­point­ment. But op­po­si­tion ethics crit­ics are scoff­ing at the pre­tense of im­par­tial­ity in the choice of the next ethics com­mis­sioner, not­ing that Trudeau is Chag­ger’s boss.

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