CRONYISM: Trudeau Puts Party Donor On Via Rail Board

It looks like cronyism is alive and well in Trudeau’s Ottawa.

The decision by the Trudeau government to appoint Jonathan Goldbloom to the Via Rail Board is being condenmend by the oppostion.

In the role, Goldbloom will be paid $6,000 plus $450 daily when he attends meetings, travels, or represents the government.

The reason for the opposition to Goldbloom’s appointment is that he is closely tied to the Liberal Party of Canada.

Goldbloom has donated $20,000 to the federal Liberals, and sought a federal Liberal nomination. His father was also a former Quebec cabinet minister.

Justin Trudeau talked a big game about the so-called “merit-based appointments proccess,” but the reality has been cronyism.

As noted by the Hill Times, “The Via Rail appointment comes in the wake of controversy around a former Ontario Liberal cabinet minister’s proposed appointment as official languages commissioner. The fallout ultimately forced Madeleine Meilleur to withdraw her candidacy. And as iPolitics reported in April, the Liberals named Jennifer Stebbing, a failed Liberal candidate, as a director of the Hamilton Port Authority.”


Nathan Cullen – NDP Ethics Critic – didn’t mince words ripping the appointment:

“This is becoming a pathology for this government. The more they talk about open merit-based appointments, the more Liberals get appointed. There’s no other way to describe this. Anyone saying [Mr. Goldbloom’s] Liberal affiliations and donations meant nothing in this is living on another planet. Yet it’s not about him, it’s about [Justin] Trudeau and not having a credible appointment process. And so then everything is suspicious, particularly when it’s so blatantly partisan.”

This is yet another example of Justin Trudeau saying one thing and doing another. He is stacking the government with his cronies, in an attempt to turn the government into nothing more than an extension of his personal will, rather than an institution to serve all Canadians.

We need to keep exposing Trudeau’s lies and broken promises, because the Canadian people deserve to know the truth about what this government is doing. Additionally, we must hold the next government accountable and push them to ban these cronyism appointments once and for all.

Spencer Fernando


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