At this point, it’s a no-brainer.
If you grab some groceries and forget to get milk, that’s an ‘error.’
If you employ your sister for many years in violation of Parliamentary rules and have her use a fake name to hide the fact that you’re paying her with taxpayer dollars, that’s a ‘plan.’
Yet, former Liberal MP Yasmin Ratansi has tried passing off her decision to pay her sister for years using our taxpayer dollars in violation of the rules as an ‘error,’ which she has corrected.
That’s what she said.
Of course, we know that’s not enough.
It’s not enough that she simply leaves the Liberal Caucus.
While the final decision on whether she is re-elected is up to the voters, we can certainly realize that Ratansi needs to resign.
Using our tax dollars for six years in violation of the rules to pay off a family member cannot just be dismissed.
But, before she resigns, she needs to do something else.
Pay back all the money.
All the tax dollars that went to Ratansi’s sister must be repaid to the Canadian People.
If Ratansi is unable to pay it all, then the Liberal Party should pay it from their own coffers.
After all, Ratansi did this as a Liberal MP, under the Trudeau government.
As I say in the video below, we need real accountability:
“Until our leaders face real accountability, they will continue treating our tax dollars with disdain and contempt. They must have real skin in the game.”
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