EX-ETHICS WATCDOG FACES COMMONS COMMITTEE OVER HER TRUDEAU TRIP FINDINGS

Jan 10, 2018

By Bob Komsic

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During an appearance before the Commons ethics committee, Mary Dawson said she believes her report on the prime minister’s controversial family vacation to the Aga Khan’s private island during Christmas in 2016, ”had an effect”.
(Adrian Wyld / Canadian Press)
Dawson, who left her position as federal ethics and conflict-of-interest commissioner two days ago, said her report on that trip has renewed focus on the Conflict of Interest Act, which she feels could use some amending.
”I believe there is room for improvement,” said Dawson.
She also said she ”probably would have said no,” if Justin Trudeau had approached her about the trip ahead of time, if she had the same facts then as she had when writing the report.
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