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Prime Minister Trudeau says ‘sorry’ after ethics commissioner finds he broke conflict of interest rules by vacationing with the Aga Khan

By Jolson Lim      

This is the first time a prime minister has been investigated and found to have violated conflict of interest laws since the act was implemented in 2007, around the same time when Ms. Dawson’s office was created.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was found to have contravened sections of the Conflict of Interest Act by watchdog Mary Dawson. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he accepts "full responsibility" and is "sorry" for not clearing his Barbados vacation with the Aga Khan last year, which Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson's concluded broke federal conflict of interest rules in a report released Wednesday morning. Mr. Trudeau (Papineau, Que) apologized during a press conference Wednesday afternoon for not taking the necessary precaution in clearing the vacation with the watchdog's office, calling his actions a "mistake." He said "the commissioner's report made very clear

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