Government attempted to deceive Canadians on cost of trip, reason for private helicopterJustin Trudeau’s trip to the billionaire Aga Khan’s island keeps causing him trouble.
When the Trudeau government told Parliament the full cost of the trip was over $127,000, Canadians were outraged.
Now, it turns out the Trudeau government was lying.
The trip cost even more.
It is being reported that the Trudeau government neglected to mention $6,695 spent on flying a “Privy Council Office Technician” to the Aga Khan’s private island. The flight also included 400 pounds of “equipment.”
Here’s where it gets really interesting:
The technician was flown in on a seaplane, which seems normal until you consider that Justin Trudeau said he used the Aga Khan’s private helicopter (in violation of ethics rules), because there wasn’t any other way to get to the island.
This is what Trudeau said at the time:
“The fact is, as I have said many times, the Aga Khan is a personal family friend and travel to and from the island only happens through private means.”That’s the likely reason Trudeau lied about the full cost of the trip. Admitting the technician was flown in on a seaplane destroys the rationale for Trudeau breaking ethics rules (which he now faces two investigations for doing).
So that’s two lies. A lie about why he used the helicopter, and a lie about how much the trip cost Canadian taxpayers.
Conflict of interestIt’s essential to remember that while Trudeau tries to pass the Aga Khan off as a “family friend,” the Aga Khan Foundation has received millions of taxpayer dollars, and it is a registered lobbying organization.
This presents a clear conflict of interest, and shows Trudeau’s willingness to violate the rules he expects the rest of us to follow.
His willingness to lie to Parliament and all Canadians also shows his arrogance, his belief that we aren’t owed the truth, and that he can get away with whatever he wants.
That’s why we need to send him a clear message in the next election, by ensuring he is massively defeated. Arrogance, elitism, and corruption must be stopped, and our government must be returned to those who actually serve the Canadian people.