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Trudeau went on to claim that they offered him a “binary choice”. They said, according to Trudeau, that they can either deliver the program via WE Charity or not deliver it at all.
The PM told the committee that he knew there would be enhanced scrutiny of the deal because of his family connections so he “pushed back”.
The whole way Trudeau tells it, it’s as if he was the one most against it but that bullying from public servants forced him to do it.
This is simply not believable. The PM runs the show. The public service answers to the government, to cabinet and, ultimately, to the Prime Minister.
The buck stops with Trudeau. Yet instead he is throwing the public service under the bus.
“I did not influence the public service to choose this organization,” Trudeau said during his testimony.
He sure didn’t try to influence them to consider selecting any other organization though, say, one that wasn’t so connected to his family.
The PM has dug himself deeper with his testimony on Thursday. He’s surely made no friends in the public service either.