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‘Slush funds’ and secret treaties? Just what is WEF trustee Chrystia Freeland up to?

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is a member of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) board of trustees, as we discussed earlier this week. She is in Switzerland this week to attend the group’s annual conference. 

But that hasn’t stopped her from making news back in Canada.  While Freeland is in Davos telling a panel discussion that “people are smarter than their leaders,” she probably did not see any irony in that statement. Yes, the people can be smarter than Freeland, as was demonstrated this week on social media. A clip from last December, where Freeland asks a Senate committee for $2 billion for a company that does not exist, has gone viral on Twitter and other social media outlets. 

Is this to be a fund under cover of which the Liberal Party can advance objectives that bypass parliamentary scrutiny? 

Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Deputy PM & Finance Minister cannot explain how $2 billion is going to a “company that does not exist”. She faces tough questions on why $2 billion is going to a govt “company that does not exist”.#cdnpoli

— David Krayden (@DavidKrayden) January 20, 2023

You have to wonder. So little is known. Sen. Elizabeth Marshall (CPC-NFL) demanded Freeland explain why she wanted $2 billion for shares in a company called the Canada Growth Fund, a part of Bill C-32 that established the Canada Growth Fund, but failed to explain exactly what the government corporation is supposed to do. 

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