Trudeau Still Hasn’t Condemned Liberal Invitation of Election Interference: Scheer
July 12, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kenora, ON – The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, issued a statement on Liberals interfering in the upcoming federal election:
“Justin Trudeau had an opportunity today to condemn his former ambassador and cabinet minister John McCallum’s invitation to China to help re-elect the Liberals in Canada’s upcoming federal election. He failed to do so. Canadians can now only conclude that Trudeau approves of Mr. McCallum’s invitation to interfere in the election and that this is part of his re-election strategy.
“Conservatives have already written to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service asking them to investigate these Liberal invitations of foreign interference. Canadians must have the utmost confidence that the outcome of this election will be up to them and them only, and not influenced by foreign governments the Liberals have asked to interfere.
“It is appalling that the Liberal message to the Chinese government is that a re-elected Liberal government would be better for China. It is clear that Trudeau will continue his policy of doing nothing to stand up for Canada. That may be good for China, but it is not good for Canadians.
“Liberals are, however, right about one thing. a new Conservative government will stand up for Canada against any regime that ia against Canada’s interests. As Prime Minister, I will show real leadership not allow Canada to get pushed around.”