Commons ethics committee looks into Justin Trudeau’s Jamaica vacation

The House of Commons ethics committee is scheduled to meet this Wednesday to discuss the possibility of opening an investigation into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent vacation to Jamaica.

Conservative Party (CPC) ethics critic Michael Barrett called for the meeting as part of a recent wave of attacks from the opposition, garnering support from the Bloc Québécois (BQ ), while the New Democratic Party (NDP) is instead calling for a review of the Conflict of Interest Act.

MP Barrett explains that the Conservatives want the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ethics Commissioner to entrust them with communications regarding the trip. As for the leader of the NDP in the House, Peter Julian, he wants a broader crackdown against the ultra-rich who, he says, influence their political friends.

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Trudeau’s political entourage said the family was staying for free at a place owned by some of his family friends, after earlier saying the family would cover the cost of the stay.

Justin Trudeau’s office said he had consulted with the ethics commissioner and the family would reimburse the state for travel costs on a government plane.

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