Discussion posted by: David McNamara
Conservative ethics critic Michael Barrett has sent a letter to the ethics commissioner asking for another probe of Finance Minister Bill Morneau after the minister revealed yesterday that WE Charity covered $41,000 in travel costs for him and his family in 2017. The ethics commissioner, Mario Dion, already has launched an investigation into Morneau’s failure to recuse himself from cabinet talks about awarding the WE Charity a multi-million-dollar contract to administer the summer student grants program. Morneau’s daughter works for WE in its travel department. Barrett said Morneau should resign. He said it’s well known that public office holders can’t accept free travel from a third party. He said he doesn’t accept Morneau’s apology and his claim that he didn’t realize he hadn’t personally repaid WE for the travel.