July 27, 2020

Bill Morneau needs to resign

The WE scandal continues to lay bare the failures of the Liberal government. 

Every day more information comes out showing just how shady the decision to award nearly a billion dollars of your money to a Liberal friendly organization truly was.  

We now know, that not only did the prime minister not recuse himself despite close personal ties — including hundreds of thousand dollars of payouts to close family members — the minister of finance also had conflicts that he failed to disclose. 

Bill Morneau’s daughter works for the charity and he somehow “forgot” to repay $41,000 for a luxurious WE trip. How someone forgets about $41,000 I don’t know. 

Trust me. Every Member of Parliament of every political stripe knows that taking this exotic, all-expenses paid $41,000 trip is a breach of ethics rules.

Yet, Morneau took the trip and only repaid the $41,000 on the day he was set to testify about it. 

To add insult to injury he also took part in the decision to hand WE a nearly billion-dollar contract in clear violation of the conflict of interest law. 

However you look at this, Morneau is either corrupt or incompetent — perhaps both. Either way he needs to resign!

The Oromo community peacefully protests

Glad to attend and give a speech to a peaceful rally at the Alberta Legislature attended by hundreds of people with the Oromo Community —  many of whom live in my riding of Edmonton Griesbach.

The Liberals fail to answer questions

The Liberals continue to dodge key questions from the Official Opposition and others.

In this official request for information, I asked them how many civil servants have been working on the COVID-19 response, how many have been working from home and how many have been laid off or put on leave.

Yet, in typical Liberal fashion, they fail to respond to any of these key questions. It’s a slap in the face to taxpayers and all Canadians.

Last week’s straw poll results 

Last week I asked folks views on whether it was wrong for Prime Minister Trudeau and his Liberal government to hire the WE Charity organization to distribute nearly one billion dollars of taxpayers’ money given that Trudeau and his family have close personal and/or financial ties to the charity?

Thanks to everyone who filled out the survey.

Here’s what you had to say. 

Have your say on the Edmonton Football Team’s new name

The management of the Edmonton Football Team has decided to change the team’s name.

Have your say on the new name in my unofficial straw poll. I’ll publish results of the informal poll in my e-newsletter and forward them to the team.

Latest news on COVID-19 

You can find up-to-date information from Alberta Public Health or the Public Health Authority of Canada

Alberta Public Health can also be reached by phone at 811.

 

 

 

Benefits for Canadians

There are programs available to help you and your family. 

Remember: The way the government set up CERB you need to reapply every four weeks. 

 

 

 

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