Justin Trudeau thinks he is above the rules.
He apparently thinks his government is above the laws as well.
Trudeau has “nominated” Medeleine Meilleur to be the next Commissioner of Official Languages.
Meilleur is a former Kathleen Wynne cabinet Minister from the Ontario Liberals, and has previously donated to both the federal Liberal Party and Justin Trudeau’s campaign for party leader.
Here’s why that’s a problem:
Just like the Ethics Commissioner, the Commissioner of Official Languages is supposed to be non-partisan. Clearly Meilleur is a partisan individual. And even worse, the opposition parties say they were not consulted on Meilleur’s nomination, despite the law stating the opposition parties must be consulted.
That would make the appointment illegal.
Reports show Meilleur only “consulted” with Gerald Butts and Katie Telford, Trudeau’s two top advisors in the PMO, in addition to Mathiew Bouchard, who serves as Trudeau’s Quebec advisor.
Opposition rips “illegal” nomination
Considering Trudeau appears to have violated the law by arrogantly refusing to consult the opposition, neither the Conservatives nor NDP are pleased.
As reported by the Globe and Mail, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said, “This is about an appointment process that is singularly deficient and, as far as we’re concerned, illegal at this stage.”
Conservative MP John Nater said, “There has obviously been direct intervention by the Prime Minister’s Office. The candidate has met with key officials in the Prime Minister’s Office. It is a disappointing outcome to see a distinguished provincial politician have to be put through a process where she is being tainted by the actions of the Prime Minister.”
More Trudeau corruption
Trudeau’s arrogance has led to an attitude of corruption that has spread through the entire government. After all, he faced an investigation from the Languages Commissioner for refusing to answer a question in English at one of his sham town halls.
So the fact that he seems to be illegally appointing a partisan political crony to the position shows his intention to corrupt that area of oversight into a role that does his bidding and lets him get away with whatever he wants.
It’s yet a further example that Justin Trudeau sees the government as his own birthright and personal toy, and has zero regard for the Canadian people he is supposed to be serving, or the laws he is supposed to be upholding.