AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Peter MacKay hopeful to defeat Justin Trudeau

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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Peter MacKay hopeful to defeat Justin Trudeau

This afternoon in Scarborough, the front-runner for the “leadership” of the Conservative Party of Canada, Hon. Peter MacKay said to me in an EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with regard to ongoing WE Charity scandal that, “I don’t think the Prime Minister has been open and honest with Canadians on this issue, the way WE program was rolled out without proper scrutiny, for parliament isn’t sitting. He went into a cabinet meeting, obviously promoting this WE program, knowing that his own family have benefitted from the WE program. So, it is a blatant conflict of interest, he should have recused himself from that decision, and frankly this goes to the very heart of credibility and open, transparent government. This is his third time now being before the investigator, the Ethics Commissioner, and he will be convicted for the third time, I would predict. This is unprecedented, we never seen this from the leader of our country, and Canadians I think they should be rightly offended and appalled.”

Peter MacKay further reiterated that, “Unfortunately both the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister didn’t seem to have the desire to recuse themselves until after they get caught and similarly Mr Monreau is now paying the money back, but it was after he get caught.  If you are the Finance Minister and Prime Minister, you have to know that you cannot accept gifts.  It is strictly against the rules of parliament, and I know that because I was a Minister.  You cannot accept gifts, especially for $41,000 dollars. That’s a lot of money.  And, I think Canadians completely understand $41,000 dollars.” Additionally he has pressed that, “This matter is not going away, but as for this leadership contest I am going to work very hard until the 21st,  to try to win, that means contacting as many voting members of the Conservative Party.  But, I am always aware there is a next step to this that is hopefully to defeat Justin Trudeau in next general election.”