Con­ser­va­tives call on Raj Gre­wal to re­sign as Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment

Asian Journal - - NATION -

Ot­tawa: The Honourable Peter Kent, Shadow Min­is­ter for Ethics, on Wed­nes­day called on Raj Gre­wal, Lib­eral Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for Bramp­ton East, to re­sign his House of Com­mons seat:

“To­day, Cana­di­ans learned from me­dia re­ports that Raj Gre­wal abused his po­si­tion on the pow­er­ful House of Com­mons Fi­nance com­mit­tee by ask­ing self-serv­ing ques­tions about money laun­der­ing to se­nior of­fi­cials in the RCMP and other law-en­force­ment agen­cies. These ques­tions ap­pear to be di­rectly re­lated to his gam­bling ac­tiv­i­ties, for which he is cur­rently un­der RCMP in­ves­ti­ga­tion. This is in ad­di­tion to the Ethics Com­mis­sioner’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion launched ear­lier this year into his de­ci­sion to bring his non-par­lia­men­tary em­ployer on Justin Trudeau’s trip to In­dia.

“The Prime Min­is­ter’s Of­fice has al­ready changed its story once on the rea­sons be­hind Mr. Gre­wal’s sup­posed res­ig­na­tion and has re­mained silent while more de­tails of his be­hav­ior and ac­tiv­i­ties have emerged. Yes­ter­day, we learned that Mr. Gre­wal has, in fact, not re­signed as Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment, de­spite state­ments from the PMO and Gov­ern­ment House Leader in­di­cat­ing he had.

“Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment must be held to the high­est eth­i­cal stan­dard. It’s clear from Mr. Gre­wal’s be­hav­ior that he has failed to live up to this stan­dard and it’s also clear the Prime Min­is­ter has not been trans­par­ent about Mr. Gre­wal’s case.

“An­drew Scheer’s Con­ser­va­tives de­mand the Prime Min­is­ter re­move Mr. Gre­wal from the Lib­eral cau­cus, and join us in ask­ing for his im­me­di­ate and of­fi­cial res­ig­na­tion from the House of Com­mons.”

Peter Kent

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