Securing Accountability:


A Culture of Cover-Ups

Canadians expect their elected representatives to fulfil their duties responsibly with integrity, accountability and the best interest of the people at heart. Throughout the 43rd Parliament, I observed the Liberal government cover up their misdeeds on important issues like the transferring of deadly viruses from the high security lab in Winnipeg to Wuhan, sexual misconduct in the military and ethics breaches like the SNC Lavalin and WE Charity scandals. The extent they’ve gone to hide things raise serious concern. The Liberals continue to operate in a culture of cover-ups. Canadians deserve better.


Expulsion of Two Scientists from High Security Lab

The Prime Minister tried to block questions about the expulsion of the 2 scientists connected to the Chinese military by conflating our serious questions with racism, and I exposed it.

Demanding Apology from PM during Statements

Point of Order on PMs Conflation of Racism to Block Questions on expulsion of 2 Scientists

Articles covering this demand for Prime Minister’s Apology

Despite the continuance of questions to the Liberal government on this issue and the Speaker demanding unredacted documents to be brought to Parliament, the PHAC refused to turn them over to MPs so the president was reprimanded by the Speaker.

The Speaker was then sued by his own Party in an attempt block turning over of unredacted documents

If the Liberals would go to such measures to cover up these documents, they must be hiding something serious.


Sexual Misconduct in Canada’s Military

On March 23, 2021, during studies with the Standing Committee on the Status of Women on sexual misconduct in Canada’s military, I had the opportunity to deliberate questions to the Minister of Defence. I asked why he and the Prime Minister neglected to investigate serious allegations against retired Gen. Vance, the Chief of Defence Staff. I was frustrated with the Minister’s repetitive talking points which showed no indication of personal responsibility. It had taken three years before Gen. Vance was suspended under his watch. The Minister obsessed over a much-needed culture shift in the military. I challenged him to simply confess and admit to his abdication of responsibility and the longer he denied it, the more difficult it would be for him to position himself to admit the truth in the future.

CBC and Global News covered my statements:


Military needs ‘abuse of power’ training amid misconduct reckoning: top official

On June 15, 2021, I had the opportunity to question the Minister for Women and Gender Equality about the Defence Minister’s failure to own up to his responsibility regarding the allegations against Gen. Vance. I was surprised by her cover-up for her Liberal colleague.

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Ethics Breaches

At the height of the pandemic, the Liberals gave a billion dollars to a Liberal-friendly charity that awarded lucrative contracts to members of their families. They accepted illegal gifts from organizations that lobby their government. They interfered in the judicial process to help their well-connected friends. They don’t believe the rules apply to them.

We need stricter laws to require ethics in government, prevent cover-ups, and ensure that lobbying is
adequately regulated.


Secure Accountability

Despite entering office with promises of transparency, the Liberal government has used all the tools at its disposal to prevent Canadians from learning the truth about scandals like SNC-Lavalin. Canadians have the right to know what their government is up to.

Canada’s Conservatives will:

  • Prohibit the application of non-disclosure agreements in circumstances where an individual is disclosing information to a lawful authority or seeking medical assistance or legal advice.
  • Amend the Canada Evidence Act to ensure that Cabinet Confidence can no longer be used to shield government insiders from criminal investigation.
  • Fix Access to Information by giving the Commissioner of Information the power to make orders to departments to release information promptly, to bring an end to the current government’s practice of endless delays that makes a mockery of the law.
  • Strengthen whistleblower protection by creating a strong federal legislative framework that will enable workers to speak up about wrongdoing without fear of reprisal.
  • Mandate that government departments, Crown Corporations, and those receiving public funds publish more data in machine-readable formats using prevailing open standards.

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