Would also give RCMP more power to look into cabinet confidences.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is promising an inquiry into Justin Trudeau’s SNC-Lavalin Scandal.
Scheer says that if he forms government, he will launch an official judicial inquiry into the scandal.
And, in a move designed to stop future Prime Minister’s from doing what Justin Trudeau has – hide information by claiming ‘cabinet confidences,’ Scheer will introduce a No More Cover Ups Act.
Here’s what the Conservatives said in a release:
“A new Conservative government will also introduce the No More Cover Ups Act to allow the RCMP to access information protected by cabinet confidence by making an application to the Supreme Court of Canada. This will prevent corrupt politicians from hiding behind cabinet confidence to escape police investigation.
As confirmed by hours of Parliamentary testimony, taped conversations, and an Ethics Commissioner’s guilty verdict, Trudeau politically interfered in SNC-Lavalin’s criminal prosecution by trying to “circumvent, undermine, and ultimately attempt to discredit” former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould.”
“Justin Trudeau has covered up his role in the SNC-Lavalin corruption scandal every step of the way,” Scheer said. “He blocked three Parliamentary investigations, refused to co-operate with the Ethics Commissioner, and is currently blocking the RCMP from obtaining key evidence. As Prime Minister, I will call a judicial inquiry so Canadians can finally get the answers they deserve.”
“No longer will a corrupt Prime Minister be able to be the gatekeeper of his own misconduct,” said Scheer. “These measures will safeguard our democracy against the whims of sleazy and unscrupulous politicians. Justin Trudeau has so far avoided consequence for the SNC-Lavalin corruption scandal, but the Canadian people will deliver their verdict on October 21.”
You can watch Scheer’s announcement below:
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