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Oh No Canada! : Trudeau government faces ‘cash-for-access’ criticism

Saturday, November 26, 2016 8:46
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Otherwise known as “pay to play.” This all sounds oddly familiar. Did he give any speeches at Goldman Sachs?

(From The BBC)

Last May, Mr Trudeau was the guest star at a CAD$1,525 ($1130/£900) fundraiser at the private Toronto home of Benson Wong, the chair of the Chinese Business Chamber of Canada.

The exclusive event has Mr Trudeau’s political opponents accusing him of breaking the “open and accountable” ethics rules the Liberal party brought in shortly after their election in 2015.

Opposition politicians repeatedly pressed the issues for a second day in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

“These fundraisers don’t pass the smell tests. Will the prime minister do the right thing and stop these cash-for-access programs?” said interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose.

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