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Posted on 08/17/2020 8:15:44 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Canadas Finance Minister Bill Morneau has announced his resignation amid reports of differences with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over government spending to protect the economy during the coronavrius pandemic.
Morneau resigned as finance minister on Monday and announced that he will also step down from his parliamentary seat. The politician said he would not run for parliament again and would instead seek to become the next secretary general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The move comes amid reports of differences with PM Justin Trudeau over government spending to protect the economy during the coronavrius pandemic.
Just last week, Trudeau had expressed confidence in his finance minister as rumors swirled of a rift between the two men. Morneau, 57, has been in the job since Trudeaus Liberals took power in 2015.
Morneau said he was not asked to resign but added that he is no longer the appropriate the person for the job.
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One gun grabber gone, several to go.
He’s only taking a fall to protect Trudeau anyways.
Damage control with an assist from Fake News.
Blackface Justin and the Finance Minister are corrupt and an intricate part of the WE charity scandal
Mr Morneau testified earlier this week before a House of Commons finance committee looking into the matter that his family had taken two humanitarian trips, to Kenya and Ecuador, to see WE Charity’s overseas work.
He said he recently realised he had not paid C$41,000 in related travel expenses for those visits and has since cut a cheque.
WE said in a statement that, while the trips were complimentary, the minister has reimbursed the organisation for the amount they would have been charged if they had paid at the time.
2 Trips at 41K??? Mmmh, okay.
Big league coverup operation underway for a while
Additional info, FWIW...
Thanks, scant reporting on this scandal
That article is a good summary of the scandal.
Listened to some stuff on the radio a while back.
Folks from the Board of Directors were to testify. Other folks, very high on the org chart, were willing to testify.
The Government and fake News have done a superb job of covering up this scandal
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