STATEMENT: WE Charity scandal must be investigated

July 13, 2020

EDMONTON, AB – Matt Jeneroux, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Riverbend and Shadow Minister for Health, issued the following statement calling for a criminal investigation into Justin Trudeau’s decision to hand almost a billion-dollar contract to a charity that not only had close ties to the Liberal Party, but which paid his family almost $300,000:

“I support the call from the Conservative Party for the RCMP to investigate the awarding of the WE contract. I’m also calling for Parliament to immediately be recalled so that Opposition parties can ask questions and get to the bottom of this. The Finance Committee and Government Operations Committee must accelerate their investigations. The Ethics Committee must immediately be reconvened to hear witness testimony. The Trudeau government must immediately hand over all documents related to this contract. The Ethics Commissioner must accelerate his investigation. The Auditor General and the Procurement Ombudsman must investigate. No stone can be left unturned.

“This is Justin Trudeau’s third ethics investigation in three years. He has already been found guilty of accepting a paid vacation on a luxury island. He was found guilty for his involvement in the SNC-Lavalin corruption scandal. The Liberals cannot hide from this scandal. Every single Cabinet Minister must answer for their part in approving this massive contract.

“Conservatives will continue to hold the Prime Minister and his government accountable. We will not rest until Canadians have answers.”