Canadian House committee unanimously votes to investigate scandal-plagued Trudeau Foundation
The Foundation has come under scrutiny after reports surfaced it accepted a large donation linked to the Communist Chinese Party.
(LifeSiteNews) – Canadian MPs from the House of Commons who sit on the Public Accounts committee voted 10-0 to have the country’s Auditor General investigate the $125 million taxpayer endowment given to help found the scandal-plagued Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation in 2001.
As per Blacklock’s Reporter, MPs on the committee passed the motion that the “Auditor General investigate the funding agreement between the Government of Canada and the Trudeau Foundation particularly as regards to the Foundation’s compliance with its obligations under this agreement.”
Bloc Québécois MP Nathalie Sinclair-Desgagné, the motion’s sponsor, noted that she wanted the Auditor General to “look into the original agreement with the Government of Canada which gave $125 million to the Trudeau Foundation.”
“They had criteria to respect,” she added.
Desgagné observed that it was very “unusual” for a foundation “with the name of an individual receive public funds.”
“There are many foundations that have names of individuals, but they never receive public funds like the Trudeau Foundation,” she said. “That imposes some responsibilities and obligations and we need to make sure.”
Desgagné noted that it is “quite clear” the committee is asking for nothing less than a full “investigation.”
The Foundation was granted by Parliament in 2002 a $125 million endowment, with annual interest from the grant being its main source of revenue.
As of late, the Foundation has come under scrutiny after reports surfaced it accepted a large donation linked to the Communist Chinese Party (CCP).
In April, the entire board of the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation resigned after a report surfaced detailing how it received a $200,000 donation alleged to be connected to the Communist Chinese Party (CCP).