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Trudeau trying to ‘distract’ from controversy by proroguing Parliament, say Conservatives

By Palak Mangat      

'She was chair of the COVID committee that originally approved the amount for WE Charity, so she should also testify in committee. And now, she can hide, thanks to the prime minister's decision to prorogue,' says Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre of Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland.

Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre, pictured Wednesday in West Block, holds up redacted documents that were obtained by the House Finance Committee about Ottawa's since-cancelled contribution agreement with WE Charity. They raise more questions and point to the need for more people, like newly-named Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, to testify about the deal, he says. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Conservative MPs are decrying the Trudeau government’s decision to prorogue Parliament until late September, saying it’s a tactic to “distract” from the controversy over the WE Charity deal. 

Palak Mangat

Palak Mangat is an online reporter with The Hill Times.
- pmangat@hilltimes.com


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