Scheer calls Trudeau spineless over plan to prorogue parliament until October

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by Stephen Dafoe

Conservative Party of Canada Leader Andrew Scheer is calling the Liberals shutting down parliament earlier this year a shameful move to avoid accountability and accusing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of locking out Opposition MPs working to fix the Liberal government’s pandemic programs, and those wanting to get to the bottom of the WE scandal.

“Justin Trudeau is walking out on Canadians in the middle of a major health and economic crisis, in a disgusting attempt to make Canadians forget about his corruption,” Scheer said in a media statement Tuesday.  “At a time when Canadians are looking for stability and leadership, Justin Trudeau has given them corruption, chaos, and cover-ups.”

Trudeau intends to hold a cabinet retreat in September, prorogue parliament until October when he will return tot he House of Commons with an economic update as well as a new speech from the throne.

On Monday, Finance Minister Bill Morneau resigned as both Finance Minister, a post he’s held for five years, and as an MP. He will be replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland.  Scheer says Canadians still have serious questions about the Trudeau WE Scandal.

“They deserve better than a spineless Prime Minister who uses the power of his office to shut down multiple investigations into his decision to hand $900 million of your tax dollars to his friends at WE,” The Conservative Leader said.

“Hiding out for two months won’t solve the Liberals’ ethical problems.  As long as Justin Trudeau is Prime Minister, the corruption will continue.”

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