Liberal Chair for the Standing Committee on Finance Wayne Easter is accused of forcibly ending a zoom call and vote on a WE Scandal motion on October 8th.
Vice-Chair for the Standing Committee on Finance Pierre Poilievre made the accusation in a tweet saying that the Liberal chair “without authority” ended and “muted the audio” and “turned off the zoom meeting to halt” his motion on the WE scandal cover-up.
In another committee on October 8th, Liberals in the ethics committee delayed a vote to release documents regarding the Trudeau family’s speaking engagements and ties to WE Charity events by adjourning the committee before members could vote on the motion.
These documents were originally set to be released in August before PM Justin Trudeau prorogued Parliament on August 18th.
The Ethics committee asked for the documents originally on July 22nd and gave until July 29th for the documents to be produced, but the agency asked for an extension to produce them until August 19th. However, once Parliament was prorogued, the document request was nullified alongside all other committee investigations into the WE scandal.
During the Finance Committee on October 8th, Easter declared that the meeting was over and demanded the zoom call be ended just as Poilievre moved to set forth a discussion on his WE scandal motion. Easter wanted to suspend the meeting until “further notice” to determine whether the motion was crafted procedurally.
Watch below to see what transpired during the Finance Committee:
Since Parliament has come back into session, the Conservatives have been working to revive the push for documents related to the WE scandal. In both committees, ethics and finance, the Conservatives are setting new motions to receive information pertaining to the paid speaking engagements that the Trudeau family had with the WE Charity.
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