Some key quotes after ethics watchdog's ruling that Trudeau broke conflict rules

21 December, 2017, 01:12 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
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Trudeau also contravened the rules when he and his family traveled in the Aga Khan's private helicopter last December and when his family traveled on a non-commercial aircraft chartered by the Aga Khan in March 2016, Dawson said.

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Her findings make Trudeau the first prime minister to have been found in contravention of the federal conflict of interest rules.

The only exception is if the person providing the gift is a friend, but Dawson said that exception didn't apply in this case of the Aga Khan, a philanthropist and hereditary spiritual leader to the world's approximately 15 million Ismaili Muslims.

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There is an exception in the act for gifts or "other advantages" from friends or relatives, but Dawson ruled it didn't apply because "Trudeau and the Aga Khan can not be characterized as friends".

Dawson said Aga Khan developed a friendship with Trudeau's father in the late 1960s but is not a friend of the current president. Trudeau also accepted a vacation on the island for himself and his family in December 2014, and members of his family and their guests had accepted one in March 2016.

Her findings were long anticipated, after the Conservatives filed formal complaints with her office.

"Obviously there was a mistake", he said.

Trudeau and his family were joined on the December 2016 trip by Liberal MP and now Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan and his husband; as well as Liberal Party president Anna Gainey and her husband.

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Trudeau says he has known the Aga Khan, Prince Shah Karim Al Husseini, since childhood.

Dawson concluded the trips could be seen as an attempt to influence Trudeau, particularly when the Aga Khan's foundation was registered to lobby the Office of the Prime Minister. The vacations are gifts under the conflict of interest regimes that Dawson administers.

The Canadian foundation of the Ismaili Muslim spiritual leader, the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada, receives tens of millions of dollars a year from the Canadian government for global development work.

"In his written submissions, the Aga Khan described this invitation as an expression of the personal relationship between Mr. Trudeau and his family and the Aga Khan and his family, adding that he and his family have extended such standing invitations to a few close friends".

The release pointed out the Conflict of Interest Code for members of the House of Commons bars Canadian officials from taking gifts or other benefits that can influence them in the future.

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As CBC News previously reported, the controversial vacation to Bell Island cost Canadian taxpayers over $215,000 - far more than initially disclosed to Parliament.

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