Yesterday, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau tried lamely to claim that he never charged for a speech as a MP:
“While speaking as an MP, I’ve never charged anyone a single penny.” (see here)
Unfortunately for the Liberals, that has now proven to be a lie:
Justin Trudeau’s claim that he has “never charged anyone a single penny” while speaking as an MP, has been leapt upon by the Conservatives, who say he was paid $20,000 to speak at a conference three years ago alongside representatives from the NDP and Conservative party, who were not paid.
According to the list of speaking engagements that he released, Mr. Trudeau was paid $20,000 by OPSEU to speak at the conference on that day. The union confirmed Friday that neither Mr. Goodyear nor Ms. Nash was paid. (see here)
Trudeau is not only busted for the lie, he is also guilty of breaking the MP’s ethics rules.