Evidence of meeting #11 for Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics in the 43rd Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was rules.

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On the agenda

MPs speaking

Also speaking

Duff Conacher  Co-Founder, Democracy Watch
Chris MacDonald  Associate Professor, Ryerson University
Robert Czerny  Former President

5:25 p.m.

NDP

Charlie Angus NDP Timmins—James Bay, ON

I think that's the question, because section 5 says that “Every public office holder shall arrange his or her private affairs in a manner that will prevent the public office holder from being in a conflict of interest.”

This is what the Prime Minister was found guilty of when he took his trip to billionaire island, that section 5 that he should have reasonably known...and kept his private affairs in order.

So, with the fact that Craig Kielburger was a max donor to Justin Trudeau; the fact that the Kielburger brothers did political ads for Justin Trudeau; and the fact that after he became Prime Minister, they hired his mother and brother to the tune of close to $500,000 and told their board that they were not paying anybody, would you not think that would mean, under the section 5 test—

5:25 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Rachael Harder

Mr. Angus, that's your time.

5:25 p.m.

NDP

Charlie Angus NDP Timmins—James Bay, ON

—that the Prime Minister should reasonably understand that he needs to have his private affairs in order so as not to put himself in the conflict of interest he's found himself in?

5:25 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Rachael Harder

Mr. Angus, we're going to have to let that question hang there. I'm sorry.

Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. MacDonald, Mr. Czerny, thank you so much for coming and being with us here today. We appreciate your time. Again, thank you so much for your patience with us at the beginning of this discussion.

With that, I'm going to suspend just for two minutes while we switch over to our next witness. Thank you.

6:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Rachael Harder

Hello, everyone. We are going to go ahead and call for the adjournment of the meeting.

The clerk is going to do her best to work with Ms. Dawson to bring her back tomorrow, if possible. If not, of course it will be for the next earliest time that we are able to.

For now I am going to go ahead and adjourn the meeting, and I will see you back here tomorrow.

Thank you, everyone.