FORMER CANADIAN AMBASSADOR TO U.S. VIOLATES CONFLICT OF INTEREST ACT-SEPTEMBER 17 2020

Libby Znaimer is joined by NDP MP and Ethics Critic Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay) and Conservative MP and Ethics Critic Michael Barrett (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes).

A new troubling revelation out of Ottawa: the former Canadian Ambassador to the U.S., David MacNaughton, has broken the law (section 33 of the Conflict of Interest Act) by lobbying Liberal ministers and staff in government. The ruling comes from the federal ethics commissioner Mario Dion who stated that MacNaughton was taking “improper advantage” of his position when lobbying those individuals. Are these ethics infractions going to continue being a trend within the Liberal party? Libby and ethics critics from the opposition parties weigh in.