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View Pierre Paul-Hus Profile
CPC (QC)
Mr. Speaker, the Liberals sold a ticket for a Liberal fundraiser to the CEO of an American marijuana company. They had to refund him, since this type of fundraising is illegal.
The American company posted photos on Twitter of Mr. Jenkins, the president and CEO of Frelii, and the Liberal leader taken at the April 5 event. In one of these photos the two men can be seen having a conversation.
Can the Prime Minister tell us what they talked about?
View Justin Trudeau Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Justin Trudeau Profile
2019-05-01 15:04 [p.27236]
Mr. Speaker, when the party became aware of this issue, it immediately returned the contributions.
The more important question is why the Conservative opposition leader continues to hold secret fundraisers. Our fundraisers are held in public. We invite the media to participate in them. Meanwhile, the Conservatives continue to hold secret fundraisers in big private homes without—
View Peter Kent Profile
CPC (ON)
View Peter Kent Profile
2019-05-01 15:04 [p.27236]
Mr. Speaker, have you heard the one about the American marijuana magnate who strolled into a top-dollar Liberal fundraiser to schmooze the Liberal leader to hook up with the innovation minister and pitch a deal? The punchline: His ticket was illegal, and the Liberal or lobbyist broke two laws by selling those two tickets.
The Minister of Democratic Institutions claims getting caught for this latest cash-for-grab jaw-dropper proves the Liberal fundraising law works. However, is the law not supposed to prevent the Liberals' habitually bad practices?
View Justin Trudeau Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Justin Trudeau Profile
2019-05-01 15:05 [p.27236]
Mr. Speaker, when the Liberal Party became aware of the issue, it quickly returned the contributions, in accordance with Elections Canada rules. The question for the member opposite, who is so concerned with ethics, is this: why is his leader continuing to hold secret, private fundraisers that do not invite the media, are in big, fancy private homes and are not open to Canadians?
While we are at it, I will take no lessons from the party that in every single one of the past four elections was guilty of breaking Elections Canada laws.
View Peter Kent Profile
CPC (ON)
View Peter Kent Profile
2019-04-30 14:57 [p.27188]
Mr. Speaker, the Liberals have been caught again peddling cash for access to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Innovation. In fact, it was a double violation of the Liberals' own law, because it involved a gifted ticket, illegal, given to the CEO of an American cannabis company, again, illegal access for an American who boasted online of his privileged access to pitch medical marijuana technology.
If the Prime Minister cannot abide by and respect his own ethical guidelines, why will he not respect the laws of Canada?
View Karina Gould Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Karina Gould Profile
2019-04-30 14:57 [p.27188]
Mr. Speaker, as the member opposite well knows, this Parliament passed Bill C-50, which provides greater transparency for fundraising events. It includes the Prime Minister, ministers of the government as well as leaders of all the parties represented in the House of Commons.
This party, in fact, began to disclose that information even before the bill began to take effect. However, the party opposite did not.
View Peter Kent Profile
CPC (ON)
View Peter Kent Profile
2019-04-30 14:58 [p.27188]
Mr. Speaker, the Liberal excuses clearly do not wash. This is clearly yet another case of cash for access, another shameless Liberal claim that exposure of each of these illegal donations to the Liberal Party somehow proves Liberal transparency and accountability. This is Monty Python logic, and the Liberal ethical parrot is clearly dead.
Why is it so difficult for the Prime Minister to keep promises and respect the law?
View Karina Gould Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Karina Gould Profile
2019-04-30 14:58 [p.27188]
Mr. Speaker, on this side of the House, we believe that transparency is a good thing. In fact, that is why we introduced Bill C-50, to provide greater clarity and greater transparency for Canadians so that Canadians could clearly identify when fundraising events were taking place, whether it was with the Prime Minister, ministers or leaders of the opposition. It is important that they can also see who attended those events. We believe that is important.
We have delivered for Canadians, and we hope that all parties in the House will do that as well.
View Pierre Paul-Hus Profile
CPC (QC)
Mr. Speaker, it seems that the Liberals will never change. Last week we learned that they sold access to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. They sold a ticket for a Liberal fundraising gala to the CEO of an American cannabis company. They had to reimburse him when they got caught because what they did is illegal. The Prime Minister said that there was no problem, that he was going to introduce the company's CEO to his Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
We would like to know when, on what date, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development is going to meet the American company's CEO.
View Karina Gould Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Karina Gould Profile
2019-04-29 14:58 [p.27108]
Mr. Speaker, as my colleague knows, we introduced new legislative measures on political donations. They are the most transparent and open measures we have had at the federal level. It is important that everyone respects them. That is why we are here. I am very proud of this legislative measure.
View Mark Strahl Profile
CPC (BC)
View Mark Strahl Profile
2019-04-29 14:59 [p.27108]
Mr. Speaker, the Liberal government has been caught red-handed in another illegal cash-for-access scandal. American CEO Ian Jenkins attended a $1,600-a-ticket Liberal fundraiser. It is illegal for Americans to donate to Canadian politicians, but Jenkins boasted about being there. He got a picture with the Prime Minister, who said he would open doors of access to the Minister of Innovation. Talk about a “thank you for your donation”.
Why does the Prime Minister continue to give preferred access to the wealthy and well connected as long as they pony up to the Liberal Party of Canada?
View Karina Gould Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Karina Gould Profile
2019-04-29 14:59 [p.27108]
Mr. Speaker, as my hon. colleague in the opposition knows, we introduced Bill C-50, which made fundraising events here in Canada more transparent. That is precisely why events that are attended by the Prime Minister, ministers or the leaders of parties represented in this House are made publicly available, as well as the names of those who attended, and that is very important for transparency purposes in Canada.
View Mark Strahl Profile
CPC (BC)
View Mark Strahl Profile
2019-04-29 15:00 [p.27108]
Mr. Speaker, the Liberals only paid back the illegal donation after they were caught, and now their story is that this American CEO was gifted the ticket from another Liberal donor who was also in attendance at the event. That would mean that the person gave $3,200 to the Liberal Party of Canada, something that is also illegal, but of course to Liberals it is only illegal if they get caught, and if they do not, it is “thank you for your donation.”
Why, when it comes to the Prime Minister's own behaviour, does he find it so hard to follow ethical guidelines?
View Karina Gould Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Karina Gould Profile
2019-04-29 15:00 [p.27108]
Mr. Speaker, I will remind my hon. colleague that even before this legislation came into effect in January of this year, the Liberal Party began disclosing its events and began disclosing the participants, something the Leader of the Opposition did not do, and we can only ask why.
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