July 9, 2020
Ottawa, ON – Michael Barrett, Conservative Shadow Minister for Ethics, issued the following statement regarding Justin Trudeau decision to hand a $900 million sole-sourced contract to a charity with a financial relationship with his family and close ties to the Liberal Party:
“Today’s news is scandalous. We know now that Justin Trudeau handed almost a billion-dollar contract to a charity that not only had close ties to the Liberal Party, but which paid his family almost $300,000.
“Parliament must immediately be recalled so that we can get to the bottom of this. All of the documents related to the contract must be made public. Every single Cabinet Minister needs to come clean about whether or not they knew that the Prime Minister’s family had a financial relationship with WE Charity when they approved this massive contract. Canadians deserve answers and the Prime Minister and his government must be held accountable.
“The Ethics Commissioner must accelerate his investigation into this case. The Finance Committee and the Government Operations Committee must accelerate their investigations. The Auditor General and the Procurement Ombudsman must investigate. Conservatives will not rest until Canadians have answers.”