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Conservatives Ask Ethics Committee to Investigate Liberal Cover-Up

Conservative Party of Canada | March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ottawa, ON – Conservative members of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics have called for a televised meeting on Thursday, March 21 to examine developments in the accusations against the Prime Minister and his closest political allies that they conspired to stop the criminal trial of a company accused of bribery.

MPs Peter Kent and Jacques Gourde sent a letter to the Chair of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics this week requesting further study of this important issue. Should the committee agree to study these deeply troubling allegations, Conservatives believe the first step is to invite Ms. Jody Wilson-Raybould, and intend to move the following motion:

That, following the public statement of March 6 by Ms. Jody Wilson-Raybould offering to provide more information to Canadians should it be requested, the committee request that she appear no later than Wednesday, March 27.

“We believe that it is imperative that our Committee examine these events as the evidence provided by Ms. Wilson-Raybould raises many issues that are within the purview of our Committee’s mandate to investigate matters as they pertain to ethics,” the letter reads. “Canadians deserve to hear the full truth. Unfortunately, the Liberal majority on the Justice Committee seems determined not to hear any further from Ms. Wilson-Raybould.”

The full letter can be read by clicking here.

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For more information:

Office of Peter Kent, MP
Peter.Kent@parl.gc.ca
613-992-0253

Office of Jacques Gourde, MP
Jacques.Gourde@parl.gc.ca
613-992-2639