Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Erin O’Toole, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, issued the following statement on the Trudeau Liberals’ decision to vote against the Conservative Opposition Day motion calling on the Prime Minister to release the secret documents he has been hiding in an effort to cover up a possible national security breach:

“Justin Trudeau’s decision to cover up a possible national security breach should concern Canadians from coast-to-coast. After today’s vote in Parliament, the Prime Minister must immediately release the secret documents he has been hiding.

“For years, Canada’s security services have been warning the government and universities about the risks of research cooperation with communist China. 

“It begs the question of how two scientists with deep connections to the Chinese military were able to obtain a high-level Canadian security clearance to conduct work with dangerous viruses like Ebola.

“Until the documents are released, Canada’s Conservatives will continue to demand answers and hold Justin Trudeau to account when it comes to protecting our national security.

“This is Justin Trudeau’s legacy. More corruption. More scandals. More of the same. There’s only one choice to secure Canada’s future, and that is Canada’s Conservatives.”

The Conservative Opposition Day motion can be found here.