On Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his top aide will testify in front of the House of Commons Finance Committee regarding the WE charity controversy.
This is not the first time PM Trudeau’s ethics have been questioned, and during The Mike Farwell Show on 570 NEWS, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Waterloo, Emmett Macfarlane said, he believes Trudeau is receiving a lack of advice.
“These have been self-inflicted wounds throughout the Prime Minister’s tenure that many other politicians would have avoided.”
The Conservatives and the Bloc Quebecois have demanded his resignation, as Trudeau did not recuse himself from decisions, and his family received payments from WE Charity for their appearances.
“Is that a resignable offense for a Prime Minister? Not in a manner that’s consistent with Canadian history around these things,” mentions Macfarlane.
The Prime Minister will have the chance for some opening remarks, and during that time, Macfarlane is going to look for whether Trudeau will be combative, or apologetic.
“Is he going to acknowledge that he should have recused himself? Or is he going to try and provide a statement of facts that help to dismiss what happened.”
Following Trudeau’s opening comments, the committee will have a chance to ask questions.