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Canada Scott Thompson: Canadians want answers on WE Charity scandal, not an election

18:48  21 october  2020
18:48  21 october  2020 Source:   globalnews.ca

He prorogued in August, but now Trudeau slams Tories for bringing back WE Charity investigations

  He prorogued in August, but now Trudeau slams Tories for bringing back WE Charity investigations OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is focused on COVID-19 and criticized the Conservatives for trying to bring back committee investigations into the WE Charity affair — investigations that were interrupted two months ago by Trudeau’s own choice to prorogue Parliament. “We are entirely focused on the second wave of COVID-19,” Trudeau said at a news conference Tuesday. “We will continue to stay focused on what we need to do to support Canadians facing a very difficult time right now. The Conservatives continue to want to focus on WE charity, so be it.

Why is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continually threatening Canadians with a general election in the middle of a global pandemic?

Justin Trudeau wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a door: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for a news conference at Rideau Cottage as efforts continue to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Ottawa on June 22, 2020. © REUTERS/Blair Gable/File Photo Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for a news conference at Rideau Cottage as efforts continue to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Ottawa on June 22, 2020.

I think it is safe to say the majority of Canadians do not want to participate in a general election during the COVID-19 crisis.

However, Canadians do want to know the details behind the WE Charity scandal and the prime minister's involvement in it, especially when WE Charity pulled its operations from Canada after questions were raised.

Liberal battle to prevent disclosure of more WE documents relies on pots of coffee and irrelevant speeches

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Again, most Canadians don't want an election, they want answers to questions around the WE Charity scandal.

Can we not get answers to those questions without being threatened with a pandemic election?

No opposition party wants an election, especially when the average family is focusing on their own survival.

The NDP can't afford an election, the Conservatives have just elected a new leader, and the Bloc Quebecois wants to hold the seats it does have.

Make no mistake, it's Justin Trudeau who wants an election and a majority government.

And the sooner the better to cash in on his pandemic popularity — he just doesn't want to be the one to call it.

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If the PM was truly interested in the second wave of this pandemic and not distracting away from WE Charity scandal investigations, why did he prorogue government for six weeks while he worked on his throne speech and a new utopian vision of Canada?

Why not prepare for the second wave he says the opposition is now distracting him from?

No election needed, just answers to WE Charity scandal questions.

Enough of the political fuddle duddle.

Scott Thompson is the host of The Scott Thompson Show on Global News Radio 900 CHML Hamilton.​​​​

Liberals renew filibuster of finance committee as WE scandal continues to percolate in parliament .
OTTAWA — The confidence vote drama may have receded for now, but a committee standoff over WE documents and an ongoing ethics commissioner investigation are a reminder that the issues that nearly triggered an election last week are still alive and percolating in Parliament. The Liberals have once again filibustered the House of Commons finance committee over the issue of redactions applied to the government’s WE Charity documents, dragging out the meeting for eight hours on Wednesday. The chair, Liberal MP Wayne Easter, suspended the proceedings that night due to “health and safety reasons.

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