Moneybags had failed to disclose the Villa as required by the Conflict of Interest Act.
Conservative MP Peter Kent is calling on the Ethics Commissioner to launch an investigation into Finance Minister Bill “Moneybags” Morneau, for failing to disclose a private corporation he is a partner in that owns and operates a French Villa in Southern France.
Under the Conflict of Interest Act, Moneybags was required to disclose the company – SCI Mas des Morneau when he took office. Instead, he waited two full years to disclose it, and only did so after the media started asking questions.
Here’s part of what MP Kent said in a letter to the Ethics Commissioner:
“In light of these serious questions as a result of public disclosures made by Mr. Morneau, I would like to request that you initiate an investigation into Mr. Morneau’s private corporation in France and whether or not he is in contravention of the Conflict of Interest Act.”
Kent is right to demand a closer look into this issue, as tax experts have pointed out that owning real estate in France can be used as a way to pay less tax, and Canadians deserve to know whether or not that’s the case with Moneybags.
Added Kent in a media interview, “Only the wealthiest have reason to engage expensive tax advisers to protect their wealth,” and noted that only the highest-level tax advisors would be involved in French real estate transactions.
Morneau’s office says he will work with the Ethics Commissioner to comply with the rules, which is similar language to what Justin Trudeau used when discussing his ongoing ethics issues. So far, Canadians are no closer to getting the truth on any of this, and the arrogant Trudeau government elites continue to act as if they play under a different set of rules from the rest of us.
The elites want to hide their many failures behind political correctness, deception, and manipulation. We need to push back and spread the truth.
That’s why I write.
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