The Globe and Mail reports that “The opposition parties are hoping to bring the WE Charity controversy back into focus with the resumption of key House of Commons committees this week … [because] … Studies on the matter were silenced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to prorogue Parliament in August and, since the return to the House of Commons last week, the Liberals haven’t shown an interest in resuming the probes. But the opposition parties say they plan to put the issue back in the spotlight after it’s been on the back burner amid a surge in COVID-19 cases and shuttered committees.“
There was no reason other than to stop the inquiries into Prime Minister Trudeau’s irregular (likely improper, possibly illegal) dealings with the Kielburger brothers and their WE Charity scheme which is now scampering out of Canada before any parliamentary committees can compel more testimony for proroguing Parliament. The government had to resort to extraordinary measures to pass its legislation simply because it had prorogued parliament. The work should have been done in August and September but Justin Trudeau was afraid to allow the committee to sit until his friends, the Kielburgers, could wind up their charity business in Canada. The whole thing reeks of desperation and corruption … is bribery too strong a word to describe what happens when someone pays the prime minister’s mother and brother tens of thousands of dollars to speak at WE Charity events (but (almost) all other speakers were not paid) and then the government tries to award a sole source contract, with tens of millions, to the prime minister’s family’s paymasters?
But, we saw, later yesterday, that the NDP ~ whose votes have been bought and paid for by the Liberals because they, the Dippers, are rudderless and penniless and completely terrified of facing the voters ~ have now sold their principles, too, and have voted with the corrupt Liberals to prevent one committee ~ the Procedure and House Affairs Committee ~ from reopening the WE Charity investigation.
I wonder if any serving NDP MPs remember who J.S. Woodsworth, Tommy Douglas and Stanley Knowles were …
… they were, above all men of great principle who stood, steadfastly for their principles, even in the face of almost unanimous opposition. There was a day when the CCF/NDP was the “conscience of Parliament” and a party of conscience; that’s long gone. Now the Dippers are nothing more that lickspittle lackeys of the Liberals, and must, therefore, share in the fact, and I assert that it is a fact, that the Trudeau Liberals and all those who aid and abet them are corrupt and eventual, inevitable parliamentary and judicial inquiries will prove that, much to the discomfort of both Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh. They can run but they cannot hide forever. The truth will out … and it will hurt.