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Conservatives demand Trudeau appear before ethics committee after Aga Khan vacation

Conservatives demand Trudeau appear before ethics committee after Aga Khan vacation
From CBC - January 5, 2018

The Conservatives are demanding the prime minister answer more questions about his ethics-code breaking vacation on the Aga Khan's island.

A meeting will be held next Tuesday to discuss whether the government's ethics committee should invite Justin Trudeau to testify before its members.

The gathering comes at the request of Conservative ethics critic Peter Kent, who made the demand for an "extraordinary meeting" in a letter to Bob Zimmer, the Conservative chair of the House of Commons committee on access to information, privacy and ethics.

"I believe the findings in The Trudeau Report clearly warrant the extension of such an invitation to the prime minister," Kent wrote.

The Trudeau Report

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson found that Trudeau breached multiple aspects of the federal ethics codeby accepting a vacation on the spiritual leader's island during the 2016 holiday season.

Dawson's detailed analysis, called The Trudeau Report, was released just before Christmas 2017.

A Conservative source says there are two main reasons why the Tories want to hear more from Trudeau, who held a lengthy news conference on the day the report was released.

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