Trudeau reveals second trip to Aga Khan’s island

Trudeau reveals second trip to Aga Khan’s island
Trudeau reveals second trip to Aga Khan’s island The admission of an earlier trip in 2014 means Trudeau may have breached the conflict of interest code for MPs while in opposition. OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau admitted Tuesday that he took an earlier private helicopter trip to the Aga Khan’s Bahamian island in 2014, when he was an opposition MP, following weeks of questions about his more recent vacation to the tropical destination that has

Trudeau’s rep is now tainted

Trudeau’s rep is now tainted
Trudeau’s rep is now tainted The spin stops here. It’s no longer up to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to tell us whether or not his Bahamas trip didn’t pass the smell test. It’s also out of the hands of his supporters and detractors alike. Now it’s up to the ethics commissioner. Mary Dawson has launched an investigation into Trudeau’s trip and the travel arrangements surrounding it. A copy of a letter provided to Postmedia reveals the watchdog th

Trudeau’s fading transparency

Trudeau’s fading transparency
Trudeau’s fading transparency   In light of the ongoing political fallout from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent trip to the Bahamas, I went back to see what Trudeau said about open and transparent government during last year’s federal election. Here’s what he said: “Our plan for a fair and open government ... is a sweeping agenda for change ... At its heart is a simple idea: transparent government is good government. If we want C

Trudeau’s excellent Bahamas adventure

Trudeau’s excellent Bahamas adventure
Trudeau’s excellent Bahamas adventure It seems like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thinks it’s possible to grow the economy from the Bahamas outwards. On Wednesday morning, Postmedia’s David Akin revealed the plot had thickened in the story of Trudeau’s excellent Nassau adventure. (Excellent for him, that is. Not for us.) First, his office wouldn’t tell us where he was over New Year’s. Then we learned that while he was posting January 1st greet

Chris Selley: At Queen’s Park, a vision of Trudeau’s future

Chris Selley: At Queen’s Park, a vision of Trudeau’s future
Chris Selley: At Queen’s Park, a vision of Trudeau’s future Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne shuffled her Cabinet slightly on Thursday — of necessity, thanks to the departure of Community Affairs and Correctional Services Minister David Orazietti. It was purely housekeeping. It won’t alter Wynne’s political fortunes. There are nevertheless echoes of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s own, bigger shuffle this week. Orazietti said he left politics for family

Possible violation of federal law as Trudeau admits he used Aga Khan’s private helicopter

Possible violation of federal law as Trudeau admits he used Aga Khan’s private helicopter
Possible violation of federal law as Trudeau admits he used Aga Khan’s private helicopter   KINGSTON, Ont. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday he and his family used the private helicopter of the Aga Khan during his recent holiday, a possible violation of federal law. All ministers, including the prime minister, are forbidden under the federal Conflict of Interest Act from flying in private or chartered aircraft except under spe