WATCH: Moneybags Morneau Evades Question On Possible Bill C-27 Conflict Of Interest


Morneau continues to dodge questions on what could be a big conflict of interest.

Bill C-27 would make changes to private pensions in Canada. It was put forth by the Finance Department led by Bill “Moneybags” Morneau. Of course, there’s a big problem with that: Morneau-Shepell could make a profit from it, since they are a big provider of the private pension plans that could be incentivized under the new legislation.

And as we know, Moneybags has been raking in the cash (65K per month or more in dividend cheques), from Morneau-Shepell, even as he served in Finance Minister.

Today in Question Period, Moneybags was asked whether he went to the Ethics Commissioner to recuse himself from anything to with Bill C-27 to avoid any potential conflict – as he once apparently promised he would – or receive written permission from the Ethics Commissioner to be involved in the legislation.

Morneau refused to answer, clumsily sidestepping the questions with an obviously prepared and practiced deflection ‘answer.’

Watch the exchange below:

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Canadians deserve real answers

The Canadian people deserve real answers to the questions being asked by the opposition. If Moneybags Morneau is involved in legislation that could benefit him, he’s not really a Canadian Finance Minister, instead he’s just working for himself.

The longer he goes without answering these questions, the more it becomes clear that he has nothing but contempt for those he is supposed to serve.

Spencer Fernando

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3 comments Add yours
  1. when you are asked a question , you do not get to talk about what you WOULD like to talk about …you get to answer the question …

  2. I would find it appropriate here to set forth a quotation from many, many years ago — in the fifties — when another Liberal (this time the P.M. of the day, Lester Pearson) was caught fudging his own comments with this response: “I didn’t say that I didn’t say it. I said that I didn’t say that I didn’t say it, and I want to make that perfectly clear.”

    Does this seem appropriate — it is all too typical of most politicians, but particularly the Liberals who, over time, have honed verbal deception to a fine edge.

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