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Liberals vote against having MPs repay expenses from illegal activity

The Liberals voted no to the Conservative motion which argued MPs should have to repay expenses from illegal activity.

The parties refusal to implement a strong response to illegal activity from Members of Parliment is rather interesting and important.

The Liberal party entered in 2015 as a response to a tired Conservative party which was dragged along through scandal after scandal. Some of the largest involving improper expenses.

The Liberals have already been caught eating out of the public purse.

As Documents tabled in the House of Commons in September revealed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office alone spent roughly $220,000 moving his staff to Ottawa, with one staffer billing the taxpayer $126,669.56 in relocation costs.

Outside of improper expenses, the party has also faced multiple ethical violations, with the Prime Minister himself receiving scrutiny as a result of his trip to the Agha Khans private island.

With this significant amount of baggage, this vote could be the moment that breaks the camels back. The Conservatives will now continue to attack the Liberal party for refusing to act, likely arguing that the Liberals have something to hide.

In response, the Liberals will have nothing to say.

What is your opinion? Tell us below!

Ali Taghva

Business owner, former EDA President, and a degree in Industrial Relations from Mcgill. Interested in the intersection of politics and culture. I firmly believe in a free media and work to get new stories to your screen each day.

Comments

  • WHAT!! Not responsible for ineligible expenses? This could be the last straw, Lib's. Fix this s.a.p. or say good by to me.
    We are struggling as a society to deal with entitlement in our next generations. Where is your Leadership? You should lead by example. Bye bye.

  • Line them all up against the wall pay or ur dead simple as that on ifs no buts with the PM the 1st in the line

  • I do not think we have impeachment like the states. has anyone got something the we can get this canada destroyer out of office if so I'll be the first in line helping to oust him

    • The governor general is the one that calls elections. The gg themselves, the current pm, or the crown can call for an election. Since the crown has basically abdicated their self proclaimed responsibility to Canada, and the gg is a liberal sympathizer, don't expect anything to change. In fact, don't expect an election call until the very last moment. And even then, expect the war measures act to be invoked to give this government up to 6 more months in office.

  • I don't think we have impeachment like the state does anyone have any idea how we can get rid of trudeau legally I will be first in line to oust this idiot who is ruining canada

  • Liberal lost support from taxpayers and some if not most FN nations are not happy with broken promises and judicial system! Guess most have lost respect and trust in this government!

  • I have a lot of trust issues with the liberal government. Trudeau is on his high horse about how everyone should be treated equally but when he commits a crime he gets away with it and not only that everyone knows about it and still gets away with it because all the people that voted in support of him not suffering the consequences for his actions. Why is this system in place? Just put a bunch of criminals in the seats? Same thing. Makes me sick to my stomach knowing people in these positions are getting away with this. I don't like people in these positions of power being criminals. OH wait, does that make me a criminalphobic? Step down Trudeau you honestly are horrible at your job along with the corrupt sidekicks that support you.

  • What and who says these Liberals are above the law? I don’t think Trudeau has this power and he should be held accountable!

  • The Liberals are thieves and liars! Trudope is an incompetent, moronic dictator whose only concern I are Muslims and the downfall of a democratic Canada! He has NO concern for Seniors and Veterans....He belongs in prison for treason!

  • Although I am definitely not in favour of anyone engaging in criminal activity, moving expenses for staff can hardly be cited as "criminal" since we do not have the fugure for the number of staff, the size of their families, the distance moved, etc. The article (and the Conservative motion) would be less innuendo and more fact if actual facts were stated. I am not a great fan either of this government nor of the last one. But, looking at all the cases before us, I would say the Liberals are only about half as crooked as the CPC's were.

    • James, you can't get more corrupt than these fools in power. Harper had a lot of issues but I can honestly say he was a hell of a lot more transparent than the clown we have pretending to be a PM. You saw the figures that it cost to move one staffer...That being Gerald Butts. He is as bad as the PM. He moved one province away and it cost us 120,000. Did they move his whole damned house? You could move 10 households for what he billed the government. Your a fool if you think these clowns are 1/2 as crooked as the CPC.

      • He was a gift from devastated Ontario to the new Leftard buddies in Ottawa from Wynne Bag

        He moved from Toronto to Ottawa, only a few hundred miles but more than a hundred grand away!

  • Just like these scumbag said in their election platform, they are very transparent. Stealing from every one of us, letting us know they are stealing(when they get caught) and then thumbing their noses at us. That's Trudeaus definition of transparency. Like Noel Lizee said, we should be just as transparent when we do our taxes this year.

  • Andrew Sheer has won the leadership of the Federal opposition, Jason Kenney has won the leadership for Alberta's opposition - neither are lapsed in their Catholic religious obligations to be honest and accountable, as is Justin Trudeau. I'm sure JT had no legitimate business flying with his wife to Vatican city state to seek an apology for Canada, from Pope Francis, without firstly going to confession nor making any amends for his personal excessively selfish crimes of fraud taking a tropical vacation at tax-payers expense. He needs to learn how to say NO to his wife's selfish wishes, IMHO! He offended the Catholics of Canada before he was even elected by promising that he would not re-open Parliamentary debate on the legal definition of "Person" in our Canada Act, and demanding Liberal party whipped votes on matters of conscience like that.

  • Socialism uses power and control to steal. So do lobby groups.
    If I steal your lawnmower to give to my neighbour, I go to jail. If I and my neighbour steal your lawnmower to give to someone else, we both go to jail. If together, we lobby the government to steal your lawnmower and give it to another person, that's called socialism, redistribution of assets. The government will use force to steal from you to give to someone else. Lobbying and socialism removes all incentives to work. why do business in Ontario when the red tape is so bad!

  • So it is ok for the Government to lecture Canadians on ethics hmmm not setting a good example are they.

  • Unbelievable! We are talking about ILLEGAL activities. That's Liberal accountability? Transparency? How about Honesty? Is Trudeau prepared to condone illegal expenditure taxpayers money?

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