Since the PM admits that cabinet practised zero due diligence before handing half a billion dollars to WE Charity, and relied totally on the advice of bureaucrats, who were those bureaucrats, and exactly what investigation of this charity’s fitness for the job was undertaken? Make it public.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on June 18, 2020, speaking to reporters from the Rideau Cottage in Ottawa. When the bureaucracy returned with the same recommendation, Mr. Trudeau followed it, even voted for it in cabinet. The program was endorsed by cabinet on May 22. It was so flawed, the whole thing lasted barely a week as a government program. It remains to be seen how long it will last as a 'scandal,' writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
HALIFAX—The late John Crosbie once told me that 90 per cent of government decisions were in fact made by the public service.
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