Prediction: Trudeau scandal not forgotten on Election Day

Friday, August 16, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

J. Trudeau speaking to parliamentA conservative Canadian activist says it is past time for fellow countrymen to wake up to the scandal plaguing the country’s prime minister.

With the Canadian elections just over two months away, Justin Trudeau is attempting damage control following release of an ethics report. The 63-page report from the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commission concluded that Trudeau improperly pressured Judy Wilson-Raybould, the now-former attorney general, to end the criminal prosecution of a company accused of bribing officials in Libya.

Wilson-Raybould, once a member of Trudeau’s cabinet, has publicly said there was “inappropriate” pressure to cease the investigation of SNC-Lavalin, a mega-corporation that employs nearly 10,000 people in Canada and 50,000 worldwide according to The Associated Press.

In a likely bid to protect herself, she secretly recorded Michael Wernick, a top federal official, advising her that Trudeau is “determined” to avoid prosecution of the company due to putting the jobs at risk.

Trudeau, while taking responsibility for the ethics violations, has refused to apologize, saying that he was trying "to stand up for people's jobs." 

Brian Rushfeldt, former executive director of Canada Family Action, tells OneNewsNow the scandal will impact the coming elections.

Rushfeldt

“I believe the people are starting to wake up to the real character flaws of Prime Minister Trudeau,” he advises. “I think they are seeing that he has  committed a crime. In essence, he has broken the law which has been proven by the ethics commissioner."

Rushfelt adds that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are not taking action when it appears the prime minister broke the law.

“And if any other Canadian breaks a law,” he says, “there's usually an investigation and charges.”

The ethics commission can punish Trudeau with a $500 fine to settle the issue which Rushfeldt calls “absolutely absurd.”

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