The prime minister has maintained that he didn’t evaluate the potential problems of the free trip because he considers the Khan to be a close friend. But Dawson’s report found that contention to be baseless.
“Mr. Trudeau’s relationship with the Aga Khan was based on a family connection rooted in a friendship between the Aga Khan and Mr. Trudeau’s father thirty years earlier. However, there were no private interactions between Mr. Trudeau and the Aga Khan until Mr. Trudeau became Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada,” The Trudeau Report states.
Justin Trudeau is the first Canadian prime minister to have broken federal conflict of interest rules, Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson said Wednesday. Trudeau was in violation of the act when he took his now infamous Christmas vacation one year ago on the private Bahamas island of acquaintance and government beneficiary the Aga Khan.
CBC News is reporting that former Secretary of State John Kerry was also a guest on the island at the same time as Trudeau.
Trudeau offered an apology while walking through the House of Commons foyer, saying he was ‘sorry’ he didn’t check to see if the trip was authorized before embarking. “We respect and obviously accept the full report of the commissioner,” he told reporters.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
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Canada (CA) is estimated to have a population of 36.4 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.0% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.9 million.