The commissioner of ethics and conflict of interest is to investigate the minister of Finance Bill Morneau in the context of the case WE Charity, in addition to the prime minister Justin Trudeau.
This is what he said on Thursday, responding favourably to the request of several members of parliament, including the conservatives.
They have asked the commissioner of conflict of interest and ethics focus on the case of the minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, whose daughters have worked for the famous agency WE Charity.
On Twitter, the commissioner Mario Dion has promised that a report will be published at the end of the investigation, which will be held behind closed doors.
A number of parliamentarians believe that Mr. Morneau would have had to withdraw from the talks surrounding the grant to this charitable organization for the management of a scholarship program, knowing that two of his daughters have gravitated to the toronto-based.
Recall that we recently learned that the adoptive daughter of the minister, has got a paid job for WE Charity in 2019. Another of his children has received support from the agency when she took out a book on refugee girls in Kenya, in 2016. She has also delivered keynote speeches at events organized by WE Charity, but has not been paid for it.
These revelations add to the controversy surrounding the award of the contract without a tender of$ 19.5 Million. The prime minister Justin Trudeau is also on the hot seat for more than a week, because his family is also directly involved in WE Charity.